Genus: Chrysothamnus Nutt.

Possible synonym of: Ericameria Nutt.

Family: Asteraceae
Genus number: 2581
Last updated: 31-Jul-2018
Accession Count: 79 (79 active, 10 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: conserved (nom. cons.) with a conserved type (Shenzhen ICN Art. 14.9 & App. III)\; the Greek "thamnos" (bush, shrub) is masculine, therefore this generic name is masculine fide Shenzhen ICN Art. 62.2

List of Species Records in GRIN

References for genus:

  • Anderson, L. C. 1995. The Chrysothamnus-Ericameria connection (Asteraceae). Great Basin Naturalist 55:84-88.
  • Brummitt, R. K. 1998. Report of the Committee for Spermatophyta: 46. (Taxon) 47:444.
  • Reveal, J. L. & L. C. Anderson 1995. (1173) Proposal to conserve Chrysothamnus Nutt. (Compositae) with a conserved type. (Taxon) 44:443-444.
  • Roberts, R. P. & L. E. Urbatsch 2004. Molecular phylogeny of Chrysothamnus and related genera (Asteraceae, Astereae) based on nuclear ribosomal 3' ETS and ITS sequence data. Syst. Bot. 29:199-215.
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  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 24 June 2019.