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Taxon: Helianthus mollis Lam.

Genus: Helianthus
Family: Asteraceae (alt. Compositae) subfamily: Asteroideae tribe: Heliantheae.
Nomen number: 27932
Place of publication: Encycl. 3:85. 1789
Comment: valid publication verified from original literature
Name verified on: 03-Nov-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 03-Nov-2010
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 28 in National Plant Germplasm System.
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Common names:

  • ashy sunflower   (Source: F Mich ) – English
  • soft sunflower   (Source: C. E. Rogers et al.) – English
  • dunsolros   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Gene sources: cytoplasmic male sterility for sunflower   (lines of hybrids of Helianthus annuus × H. mollis are used as restorers of CMS for H. annuus fide Theor Appl Genet 106:599. 2003)
  • Gene sources: potential for pest resistance in sunflower   (for resistance to tobacco caterpillar traits fide Euphytica 155:209. 2007)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of sunflower   (based on hybrid formation in crosses with cultivated lines of H. annuus, and reports using embryo rescue fide Euphytica 81:260, 262. 1995)
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Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)

References:

  • 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).
  • Atlagic, J. et al. 1995. Meiosis and pollen grain viability in Helianthus mollis, Helianthus salicifolius, Helianthus maximiliani and their F1 hybrids with cultivated sunflower. Euphytica 81:259–263.
  • Atlagic, J. 2004. Roles of interspecific hybridization and cytogenetic studies in sunflower breeding. Helia 27:1–24.
  • Brown, R. G. & M. L. Brown. 1984. Herbaceous plants of Maryland.
  • Chester, E. W. et al. 1993–1997. Atlas of Tennessee vascular plants.
  • Eilers, L. J. & D. M. Roosa. 1994. The vascular plants of Iowa.
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Faure, N. et al. 2002. Partial hybridization in wide crosses between cultivated sunflower and the perennial Helianthus species H. mollis and H. orgyalis. Ann. Bot. (Oxford) 89:31–39.
  • Gandhi, K. N. & R. D. Thomas. 1989. Asteraceae of Louisiana.
  • Georgieva-Todorova, J. 1984. Interspecific hybridization in the genus Helianthus L. Z. Pflanzenzücht. 93:265–279.
  • Heiser, C. B., Jr. et al. 1962. Species crosses in Helianthus: I. Diploid species. Brittonia 14:137–147.
  • Heiser, C. B., Jr. et al. 1969. The North American sunflowers (Helianthus). Mem. Torrey Bot. Club 22(3):101–103.
  • Horn, R. et al. 2003. Molecular mapping of the Rf1 gene restoring pollen fertility in PET1-based F1 hybrids in sunflower (Helianthus annuus). Theor. Appl. Genet. 106:599–606.
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association). 1986. Flora of the Great Plains.
  • Ohio Flora Committee (E. L. Braun, T. S. Cooperrider, T. R. Fisher, J. J. Furlow). 1967–. The vascular flora of Ohio.
  • Radford, A. E. et al., eds. 1980–. Vascular flora of the southeastern United States.
  • Radford, A. E. et al. 1964. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas.
  • Rogers, C. E. et al. 1982. Sunflower species of the United States. 38.
  • Schilling, E. E. et al. 1998. Phylogenetic relationships in Helianthus (Asteraceae) based on nuclear ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacer region sequence data. Syst. Bot. 23:177–187.
  • Smith, E. B. 1994. Keys to the flora of Arkansas.
  • Strausbaugh, T. D. & E. L. Core. 1978. Flora of West Virginia, ed. 2.
  • Sujatha, M. & M. Lakshminarayana. 2007. Resistance to Spodoptera litura (Fabr.) in Helianthus species and backcross derived inbred lines from crosses involving diploid species. Euphytica 155:205–213.
  • Tikhomirov, V. T. & P. V. Chiryaev. 2005. Sources of resistance to diseases in original material of sunflower. Helia 28:101–106.
  • Timme, R. E. et al. 2007. High-resolution phylogeny for Helianthus (Asteraceae) using the 18S-26S ribosomal DNA external transcribed spacer. Amer. J. Bot. 94:1837–1852.
  • Townsend, J., ed. South Carolina plant atlas (on-line resource).
  • Voss, E. 1972–. Michigan flora.
  • Wherry, E. T. et al. 1979. Atlas of the flora of Pennsylvania.
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