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Corispermum L., Sp. Pl.: 4. 1753 sec. Kühn 19931
  • 1. Kühn, U. 1993: Chenopodiaceae, pp. 253-281. – In: Kubitzki, K., Rohwer, J.G. & Bittrich, V. (ed.), The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants 2. – Berlin, Heidelberg & New York: Springer


Corispermum comprises c. 60–65 annual psammophytic (rarely glareophytic) species naturally distributed mainly in Eurasia, with less than 10 species native in North America (Mosyakin 1995). Species delimitations and distribution are poorly understood because of high morphological variability and possible recent explosive radiation of local races. There is one molecular phylogenetic study of Corispermum by Xue & Zhang (2011) that is limited to Chinese species and shows a rather poor infrageneric resolution. The genus is in need of a taxonomic revision based on comprehensive molecular phylogenetic and morphological studies.A,B,C


A. Hernández-Ledesma, P., Berendsohn, W. G., Borsch, T., von Mering, S., Akhani, H., Arias, S., Castañeda-Noa, I., Eggli, U., Eriksson, R., Flores-Olvera, H., Fuentes-Bazán, S., Kadereit, G., Klak, C., Korotkova, N., Nyffeler, R., Ocampo, G. & Ochoterena, H. 2015: A taxonomic backbone for the global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. – Willdenowia 45(3): 281-383.
B. Mosyakin, S. L. 1995: New taxa of Corispermum L. (Chenopodiaceae), with preliminary comments on taxonomy of the genus in North America. – Novon: A Journal for Botanical Nomenclature 5: 340 –353
C. Xue, J. & Zhang, M.-L. 2011: Monophyly and infrageneric variation of Corispermum L. (Chenopodiaceae), evidence from sequence data psbB-psbH, rbcL and ITS. – Journal of Arid Land 3: 240-253.