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Genus: Nasturtium W. T. Aiton

Family: Brassicaceae tribe Cardamineae
Altfamily: Cruciferae
Common name: watercress
Genus number: 15491
Last updated: 21-Jan-2014
  • conserved (nom. cons.)(Melbourne ICN Art. 14.10 & App. III) over the earlier homonym (Melbourne ICN Art. 53) Nasturtium Mill., nom. rej.
  • also conserved against Cardaminum Moench, nom. rej.
  • all 5 accepted species are in GRIN

Complete List of Accepted Species Records.

References for genus:

  • Al-Shehbaz, I. A. 1988. The genera of Arabideae (Cruciferae; Brassicaceae) in the southeastern United States. J. Arnold Arbor. 69:65–71. [= Rorippa L.].
  • Al-Shehbaz, I. A. 1991. Rorippia beckii (Bradssicaceae), a new species from Bolivia. Novon 1:9. [= Rorippa L.].
  • Al-Shehbaz, I. A. 2012. A generic and tribal synopsis of the Brassicaceae (Cruciferae). Taxon 61:938.
  • Al-Shehbaz, I. A. & R. A. Price. 1998. Delimitation of the genus Nasturtium (Brassicaceae). Novon 8:124–126. [accepts].
  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1961–. Flore du Gabon. (F Gabon) [= Rorippa L.].
  • Correa, M. N. 1969–. Flora patagonica. (F Patag) [= Rorippa L.].
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. 2000. International code of botanical nomenclature (Saint Louis Code). (ICBN St Louis) Art. 14.5, Ex. 4.
  • 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 Nasturtium:

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



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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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