Amsinckia Taxonomy & Images

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The 14 species and 16 taxa of Amsinckia occuring in North America
This is a work in progress.

Amsinckia douglasiana A. DC.  4.2
Amsinckia eastwoodiae J. F. Macbr.
Amsinckia furcata Suksd.
Amsinckia glomerata Suksd.
Amsinckia grandiflora (A. Gray) Kleeb. ex Greene
Amsinckia inepta J. F. Macbr.
Amsinckia intermedia (Fisch. & C. A. Mey.) Ganders
Amsinckia lunaris J. F. Macbr.
Amsinckia lycopsoides Lehm.
Amsinckia menziesii (Lehm.) A. Nelson & J. F. Macbr.
Amsinckia retrorsa Suksd.
Amsinckia spectabilis Fisch. & C. A. Mey.
      var. microcarpa (Greene) Jeps. & Hoover
      var. spectabilis
Amsinckia tessellata A. Gray*
      var. gloriosa (Suksd.) Hoover
      var. tessellata*
Amsinckia vernicosa Hook. & Arn.

Species/variety that also occurs in South America.

Amsinckia in San Diego County, California, U.S.A.
Dichotomous Key

The 2 species of Amsinckia occuring in South America
This is a work in progress.
Amsinckia calycina (Moris) Chater
Amsinckia tessellata A. Gray var. tesellata*

*Species/variety that also occurs in North America.

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)

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 57:1090-1099. (pdf)