Genus: Helminthotheca Zinn

Possible synonym of: Picris L.

Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Cichorioideae
Tribe: Cichorieae
Subtribe: Hypochaeridinae
Genus number: 5504
Last updated: 25-Apr-2019
Accession Count: 5 (5 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: acceptance of authorship "Zinn" rather than "Vaill." reflects favorable outcome of a proposal to suppress Steinwehr's 1754-1756 German translation of Vaillant's work (Shenzhen ICN App. I)

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. Barrie, F. R. 2011. Report of the General Committee: 11. Taxon 60:1211-1214. Note: a decision on Nomenclature Committee for Vascular Plants' recommendation regarding Vaillant's work has been deferred
  2. Brummitt, R. K. 2008. Proposal to add the 1754-1756 German translation of S. Vaillant, Établissement de nouveaux caractères de trois familles, 1719-1725, to the "Opera utique oppressa". Taxon 57:663. Note: acceptance of this proposal would preserve previous authorship
  3. Brummitt, R. K. 2011. Report of the Nomenclature Committee for Vascular Plants: 63. Taxon 60:1210. Note: the proposal to place Vaillant's 1754-1756 work on the list of Opera Utique Oppressa is recommended
  4. Funk, V. A. et al., eds. 2009. Systematics, evolution, and biogeography of Compositae International Association for Plant Taxonomy, Vienna, Austria. Note: accepts
  5. Greuter, W. et al. 2005. Vaillant on Compositae - systematic concepts and nomenclatural impact. Taxon 54:167. Note: re. authorship
  6. Greuter, W. 2008. Damn Vaillant? A reply to Brummitt in Taxon 57: 663. 2008, and some alternative proposals, including adding all Steinwehr's translations in Königl. Akad. Wiss. Paris Phys. Abh. 5-9. 1754-1760 to the "Opera utique oppressa". Taxon 57:1015-1016. Note: the proposal to place Vaillant's 1754-1756 work on the list of Opera Utique Oppressa (App. VI of ICBN) is opposed
  7. Holzapfel, S. 1994. A revision of the genus Picris (Asteraceae, Lactuceae) s.l. in Australia. Willdenowia 24:97-218. Note: accepts
  8. Kilian, N. 1988. Die Lactuceae (Compositae) der Kapverdischen Inseln (W-Afrika). Willdenowia 18:200. Note: accepts
  9. Lack, H. W. 1975. A note on Helminthotheca Zinn (Compositae). Taxon 24:111-112. Note: accepts
  10. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964-1980. Flora europaea. Note: = Picris L.

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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 11 July 2020.