Genus: Chrysothamnus Nutt.

Possible synonym of: Ericameria Nutt.

Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Tribe: Astereae
Genus number: 2581
Last updated: 19-Nov-2019
Accession Count: 85 (85 active, 11 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
  • • 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


  1. Anderson, L. C. 1995. The Chrysothamnus-Ericameria connection (Asteraceae). Great Basin Naturalist 55:84-88. Note: = Ericameria Nutt.
  2. Brummitt, R. K. 1998. Report of the Committee for Spermatophyta: 46. Taxon 47:444. Note: conservation proposal recommended
  3. Reveal, J. L. & L. C. Anderson. 1995. (1173) Proposal to conserve Chrysothamnus Nutt. (Compositae) with a conserved type. Taxon 44:443-444.
  4. 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. Note: a polyphyletic genus

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 13 July 2020.