Plant Genera


Lithospermum

Family Code: BORAGI
Genus Code: LITHO3
Genus CN: stoneseed
Genus Authority: L.
Genus Summary: A genus of about 60 species, herbs (mostly perennials), nearly cosmopolitan. Recent studies strongly suggest that Onosmodium is better included in a broadened Lithospermum (Cohen & Davis 2009; Weigend et al. 2009), as Onosmodium is embedded within Lithospermum in a subclade also including L. tuberosum; morphologically, Onosmodium shows a subset of the characteristics in a broader and more diverse Lithospermum.
Genus References: Weakley et al. (2011)= U; Cohen & Davis (2009); Cochrane (1976)=X; Turner (1995a)=Y; Cusick (1985)=V; Al-Shehbaz (1991)=Z. Key based in part on X and Y.
Last Updated: 2019-11-29
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