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Genus: Heliosperma (Rchb.) Rchb.

Sometimes included in: Silene L.

Family: Caryophyllaceae subfamily Caryophylloideae tribe Sileneae
Genus number: 27000
Last updated: 21-Jan-2014

No Species Records exist for this genus in GRIN.

References for genus:

  • Barrie, F. R. 2011. Report of the General Committee: 11. Taxon 60:1211. [conservation recommended].
  • Brummitt, R. K. 1992. Vascular plant families and genera. (Kew FamGen)
  • Brummitt, R. K. 2007. Report of the Nomenclature Committee for Vascular Plants: 59. Taxon 56:1293. [conservation recommended].
  • Frajman, B. & R. K. Rabeler. 2006. (1737) Proposal to conserve the name Heliosperma against Ixoca (Caryophyllaceae, Sileneae). Taxon 55:807–808.
  • Oxelman, B. et al. 2000. A revised generic classification of the tribe Sileneae (Caryophyllaceae). Nordic J. Bot. 20:743–748. [= Ixoca Raf.].
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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  • Google Scholar

Check other nomenclature databases for Heliosperma:

  • 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.
URL: (31 July 2015)

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