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Taxon: Alyssum alyssoides (L.) L.

Genus: Alyssum
Family: Brassicaceae (alt. Cruciferae) tribe: Alysseae
Nomen number: 2742
Place of publication: Syst. nat. ed. 10, 2:1130. 1759
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 02-Apr-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 02-Apr-2012
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • small alison   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • Kelch-Steinkraut   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • alisso   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • grådådra   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Pl Book)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant   (fide Proc RS Edinburgh 89B:292. 1986)

Distributional range:

    Northern Africa: Morocco
    Western Asia: Afghanistan [e.]; Iran
    Caucasus: Armenia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation - European part [s.]; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal [throughout]; Spain

    China: China - Liaoning
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Honshu
    New Zealand: New Zealand
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Germany
    United States
    Southern South America: Argentina; Chile

  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Alyssum alyssoides (L.) L.:


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  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (26 November 2015)

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