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Genus: Verbena L.

Family: Verbenaceae
Common name: verbena, vervain
Genus number: 12680
Last updated: 29-Jan-2004
Comment: all 113 accepted species are in GRIN.

Complete List of Accepted Species Records.

References for genus:

  • Nesom, G. L. 2010. Infrageneric classification of Verbena (Verbenaceae). Phytoneuron 2010–11:1–15.
  • O'Leary, N. et al. 2009. Reassignment of species of paraphyletic Junellia s. l. to the new genus Mulguraea (Verbenaceae) and new circumscription of genus Junellia: molecular and morphological congruence. Syst. Bot. 34:777–786.
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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  • Google Scholar

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

Check other nomenclature databases for Verbena:

  • ING: Index Nominum Genericorum
  • NCU-3e: Names in Current Use for Extant Plant Genera

Subdivisions of genus Verbena:

Subgenus Section Subsection Series Subseries
Amphepeiros Austrobrasilienses
Amphepeiros Pacificae
Verbena Bracteatae
Verbena Californicae
Verbena Candelabrae
Verbena Connaticarpae
Verbena Haleae
Verbena Leptostachyae
Verbena Plicatae
Verbena Simplices
Verbena Tricesimae
Verbena Verbena
Verbenaca Litorales
Verbenaca Pachystachyae



Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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