Genus: Dodecatheon L.

Usually considered a synonym of: Primula L.

Family: Primulaceae
Subfamily: Primuloideae
Genus number: 3908
Last updated: 22-Jan-2010
Accession Count: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. Greuter, W. et al., eds. 2000. International code of botanical nomenclature (Saint Louis Code) Art. 22.2, Ex. 1
  2. Mast, A. H. & J. L. Reveal. 2007. Transfer of Dodecatheon to Primula (Primulaceae). Brittonia 59:79-82.
  3. Mast, A. H. et al. 2001. Phylogenetic relationships in Primula L. and related genera (Primulaceae) based on noncoding chloroplast DNA. Int. J. Pl. Sci. 162:1381-1400. Note: nested in Primula L. based on chloroplast data
  4. Mast, A. H. et al. 2004. Buzz-pollinated Dodecatheon originated from within the heterostylous Primula subgenus Auriculastrum (Primulaceae): a seven-region cpDNA phylogeny and its implication for floral evolution. Amer. J. Bot. 91:926-942. Note: nested in Primula L. based on chloroplast data
  5. Trift, I. et al. 2002. The monophyly of Primula (Primulaceae) evaluated by analysis of sequences from the chloroplast gene rbcL. Syst. Bot. 27:396-407. Note: nested in Primula L. based on chloroplast data

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Synonyms (=), probable synonyms (=~), and possible synonyms (~):


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

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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 4 June 2020.