Genus: Acanthospermum Schrank

Family: Asteraceae
Genus number: 54
Last updated: 31-Jul-2018
Accession Count: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: conserved (nom. cons.) against the heterotypic synonym (Shenzhen ICN Art. 14.4 & App. III) Centrospermum Kunth, nom. rej.

List of Species Records in GRIN

References for genus:

  • Brummitt, R. K. 2000. Report of the Committee for Spermatophyta: 49. (Taxon) 49:265.
  • Pruski, J. F. 1997. (1324) Proposal to conserve the name Acanthospermum against Centrospermum (Compositae, Heliantheae). (Taxon) 46:805-806.
  • Stuessy, T. F. 1970. The genus Acanthospermum (Compositae-Heliantheae-Melampodinae): taxonomic changes and generic affinities. (Rhodora) 72:106-109.
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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Synonyms (=), probable synonyms (=~), and possible synonyms (~):


  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Check Index Nomninum Genericorum for Acanthospermum
Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 18 December 2018.