Amsinckia

Andersonglossum Cryptantha Eremocarya Greeneocharis Harpagonella Pectocarya Plagiobothrys Simpsonanthus
Adelinia Amsinckia Amsinckiopsis Andersonglossum Cryptantha Dasynotus Eremocarya Greeneocharis Gruvelia Harpagonella Johnstonella Oncaglossum Oreocarya Pectocarya Plagiobothrys Simpsonanthus Sonnea

Systematics of Amsinckiinae (Boraginaceae): The Popcorn Flowers

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Amsinckia Lehmann, nom. cons.

Index Seminum (HBG, Hamburgensis) 1831: 7 (1831)


Pronunciation/Pronunciación:
Am-sínck-i-a
Etymology/Etimología:
after W. Amsinck, patron of Hamburg Botanic Garden, 1752-1831
Synonyms/Sinónimos:

Benthamia Lindley, Intr. Nat. Syst. Bot.: 241. 1830, nom. illeg. [a later homonym of Benthamia A.Rich., Orchidaceae]

Type Species/EspeciesTipo:
Amsinckia lycopsoides Lehmann, Index Seminum (HBG, Hamburgensis) 1831: 7 (1831)

Mural of Amsinckia in Union City, California

Distribution of Amsinckia:
Amsinckia distribution map from GBIF.org
Amsinckia distribution map from plantsoftheworldonline.org
LEFT: GBIF 2019: https://www.gbif.org. Accessed 1 Jan 2020.
POWO. 2019. Plants of the World Online. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet. http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org.
Green=native; Purple=introduced. Accessed 20 Dec 2019.



TOTAL NUMBER OF TAXA IN GENUS:
15
species and 17 minimally ranked taxa
(NA=North America; SA=South America)
TAXON
Amsinckia calycina (Moris) Chater
Amsinckia carinata A.Nelson & J.F.Macbride
Amsinckia douglasiana A.DC. 4.2
Amsinckia eastwoodiae J.F.Macbride
Amsinckia furcata Suksdorf
4.2
Amsinckia grandiflora (A.Gray) Kleeberger ex Greene 1B.1
Amsinckia inepta J.F.Macbride
Amsinckia intermedia (Fischer & C.A.Meyer) Ganders
Amsinckia lunaris J.F.Macbride 1B.2
Amsinckia lycopsoides Lehmann
Amsinckia menziesii (Lehmann) A.Nelson & J.F.Macbride
Amsinckia retrorsa Suksdorf
Amsinckia spectabilis Fischer & C.A.Meyer
      var. microcarpa (Greene) Jepson & Hoover
      var. spectabilis
Amsinckia tessellata A.Gray
      var. gloriosa (Suksdorf) Hoover
      var. tessellata
Amsinckia vernicosa Hooker & Arnott

NATIVE DISTRIBUTION
SA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA & SA
NA
NA & SA
NA

California Native Plant Society (CNPS) Inventory Listings:
                    1A = California endemic, presumed extinct
                    1B = Rare, threatened, or endangered in California and elsewhere
                    2 = Rare, threatened, or endangered in California, but more common elsewhere
                    3 = review list (they need more information to list or not)
                    4 = Limited distribution (Watch List)
                    .1 = Seriously endangered in California (over 80% of occurrences threatened / high degree and immediacy of threat)
                    .2 = Fairly endangered in California (20-80% occurrences threatened)
                    .3 = Not very endangered in California (<20% of occurrences threatened or no current threats known)


CHROMOSOME NUMBERS OF AMSINCKIINAE, including Amsinckia


LITERATURE CITED:

Lehmann, J. G. C. 1831. Index Seminarii Horti Botanici Hamburgensis.
Schoen, D. J., M. O. Johnston, A.-M. L'Heureux, and J. V. Marsolais. 1997. Evolutionary history of the mating system in Amsinckia (Boraginaceae). Evolution 51:1090-1099.





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