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Taxon: Fragaria moschata Weston

Genus: Fragaria
Family: Rosaceae subfamily: Rosoideae tribe: Potentilleae subtribe: Fragariinae
Nomen number: 257
Place of publication: Bot. univ. 2:327. 1771 (A. N. Duchesne, Hist. nat. frais. 145. 1766, as "races principales")
Comment: Duchesne's (1766) usage of binary names for "races principales" do not qualify as species names
Name verified on: 24-Mar-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 24-Mar-2006
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Corvallis (COR).
Accessions: 14 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • only available ) NPGS core subset accessions for the crop ‘STRAWBERRY’ ) or .
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • hautbois strawberry   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • caprons   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • fraisier musqué   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Moschuserdbeere   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • Zimt-Erdbeere   (Source: Zander ed16 ) – German
  • fresa de Alemania   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • parksmultron   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Gene sources: potential for crop quality in strawberry   (for aroma traits fide Genet Res Crop Evol)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of strawberry   (based on the genetic knowledge of Fragaria fide Genetics 36:312. 1951; Acta Hort 265:32. 1989, as hexaploid, 2n=42)

Distributional range:

    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Krasnodar
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Altay, Gorno-Altay, Omsk, Tomsk, Tyumen [s.]
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Moldova; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine [n.]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Croatia; Italy [n.]; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France [n.w.]

    Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    East Europe: Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania
    Southeastern Europe: Malta


  • Afonin, A. N., S. L. Greene, N. I. Dzyubenko, & A. N. Frolov, eds. Interactive agricultural ecological atlas of Russia and neighboring countries. Economic plants and their diseases, pests and weeds (on-line resource).
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Arias, A. M. et al. 2004. Breeding barriers between the cultivated strawberry Fragaria × ananassa, and related wild germplasm. Euphytica 136:139–150.
  • Clapham, A. R. et al. 1962. Flora of the British Isles ed. 2. [lists as F. moschata Duchesne].
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2000. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 16. Auflage.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. [lists as F. moschata (Duchesne) Weston].
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  • Evans, W. D. 1982. The production of multispecific octoploid from Fragaria species and the cultivated strawberry. Euphytica 31:901–907.
  • Hancock, J. F. & J. J. Luby. 1993. Genetic resources at our doorstep: the wild strawberries. BioScience 43:141–147.
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934–1964. Flora SSSR. [lists as F. moschata Duchesne].
  • Krasnoborov, I. M., ed. 2000–. Flora of Siberia (English translation). [lists as F. moschata Duchesne].
  • Mabberley, D. J. 2002. Potentilla and Fragaria (Rosaceae) reunited. Telopea 9:798. [= Potentilla moschata (Weston) Prantl].
  • Potter, D. et al. 2000. Phylogenetic relationships among species of Fragaria (Rosaceae) inferred from non-coding nuclear and chloroplast DNA sequences. Syst. Bot. 25:337–348. [this study cites two accessions (CFRA 157 & CFRA 376) of this taxon; it finds that this taxon appears in sister relationship with F. orientalis, thus it does not support hybrid origin from F. nubicola or F. vesca].
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Sangiacomo, M. A. & J. A. Sullivan. 1994. Introgression of wild species into the cultivated strawberry using synthetic octoploids. Theor. Appl. Genet. 88:349–354.
  • Scott, D. H. 1950. Cytological studies on polyploids derived from tetraploid Fragaria vesca and cultivated strrawberris. Genetics 36:312.
  • Staudt, G. 1962. Taxonomic studies in the genus Fragaria. Typification of Fragaria species known at the time of Linnaeus. Canad. J. Bot. 40:879. [lists as F. moschata Duchesne].
  • Staudt, G. 1989. The species of Fragaria, their taxonomy and geographical distribution. Acta Hort. 265:28.
  • Staudt, G. 2009. Strawberry biogeography, genetics and systematics. Acta Hort. 842:71–83.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964–1980. Flora europaea. [lists as F. moschata Duchesne].
  • Ulrich, D. et al. 2007. Diversity of aroma patterns in wild and cultivated Fragaria accessions. Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 54:1185–1196.


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