Sisyrinchium L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 954 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Hawaiian Islands, Temp. & Subtropical America to Falkland Islands.


Native to:

Alabama, Alaska, Alberta, Aleutian Is., Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Arkansas, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, British Columbia, California, Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, Colombia, Colorado, Connecticut, Costa Rica, Cuba, Delaware, District of Columbia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Is., Florida, Galápagos, Georgia, Greenland, Guatemala, Hawaii, Honduras, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Labrador, Louisiana, Maine, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Newfoundland, Nicaragua, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northwest Territorie, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Panamá, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Prince Edward I., Québec, Rhode I., Saskatchewan, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Uruguay, Utah, Venezuela, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Yukon

Introduced into:

Albania, Austria, Azores, Belgium, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, Central European Rus, China Southeast, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Easter Is., Fiji, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, India, Iran, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malaya, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New South Wales, Norfolk Is., Northwest European R, Norway, Poland, Primorye, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Romania, Réunion, Samoa, Sardegna, South Australia, Spain, Switzerland, Tasmania, Tibet, Tubuai Is., Turkey, Ukraine, Yugoslavia


Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2002). Flora of North America North of Mexico 26: 1-723. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Bush, B.F. [547] United States K002992010 Yes
Harper, R.M. [73] United States K002992025 Yes
Bush, B.F. [455] United States K002992015 Yes
Balansa, B. [553] Paraguay K000363124 Type Yes
Bush, B.F. [466] United States K002992017 Yes
Melville, R. [9] Argentina K002993036 Yes
Gardner, M.F.; Knees, S.G. [6750] Chile K002993006 Yes
McCalla, W.C. [2224] Canada K002992024 Yes
s.coll. [311] United States K002992028 Yes
Donat, A. [496] Chile K002993039 Yes
Donat, A. [27] K002993028 Yes
Venturi, S. [8368] Argentina K002993020 Yes
Worth, C.R.; Morrison, J.L. [16562] Chile K002993025 Yes
Teague [s.n.] Argentina K002993014 Yes
Morrison, J.L. [16980] Chile K002993023 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K002993016 Yes
Worth, C.R.; Morrison, J.L. [16674] Chile K002993024 Yes
Linden, J. [225 bis] Mexico K002992241 Yes
Whitehead, M.J. [793] Chile K002993040 Yes
Constance, L.; Lundell, C.L. [s.n.] United States K002992012 Yes
Ekman, E.L. [1981] Argentina K002993038 Yes
Legname, P.R.; Cuezzo, A.R. [10415C] Argentina K002993035 Yes
Thompson, J.W. [4577] United States K002992023 Yes
Morrison, J.L. [16768] Chile K002993021 Yes
Baker, C.F.; Earle, F.S.; Tracy, S.M. [377] United States K002992026 Yes
Goodspeed, T.H. [17231] Argentina K002993012 Yes
Legname, P.R.; Cuezzo, A.R. [9797C] Argentina K002993037 Yes
Gander, H.; Lorentz, P.G. [612] Argentina K002993009 Yes
Cunningham, R.O. [s.n.] K002993018 Yes
Krautter, L. [s.n.] K002992019 Yes
Ardier, D. [s.n.] Argentina K002993041 Yes
Pedersen, T.M. [15626] Argentina K002993008 Yes
Fredholm, A. [5025] United States K002992020 Yes
Eastwood, A. [693] United States K002992009 Yes
Tressens, S.G.; Keller, H.; Maruñak, V.; Revilla, V.; Robledo, F. [6745] Argentina K002993031 Yes
Brummitt, R.K. [20590] Australia K002991647 Yes
[Sin Kaune] [266] United States K002992031 Yes
[illegible] [510] United States K002992021 Yes
Berro, M.B. [2699] Uruguay K002993010 Yes
K:SPC-22841.000 No
Rothrock, J.T. [s.n.] United States K002992018 Yes
Rico, L.; Windsor-Shaw, T.; Malavasi, A.; Viscarra, J.; Remy, F. [1532] Bolivia K000295309 No
{Coulter} [725] United States K002992029 Yes
Buchtien, O. [137] Argentina K002993007 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K002992027 Yes
Bladgett [s.n.] United States K002992030 Yes
Werdermann, E. [1322] Chile K002993029 Yes
Snijman, D. [1137] South Africa K002991687 Yes
Burkart, A. [4676] Argentina K002993034 Yes
s.coll. [5059] Uruguay K002993027 Yes
Constance, L.; Lundell, C.L. [s.n.] United States K002992014 Yes
Hawkes, J.G. K:SPC-32421.000 No
Comber, H.F. [54] Argentina K002993026 Yes
{Lechler} [1216] K002993013 Yes
Bush, B.F. [223] United States K002992011 Yes
Palmer, E.J. [7539] United States K002992016 Yes
Worth, C.R.; Morrison, J.L. [16540] Chile K002993022 Yes
Archer, D. [s.n.] Argentina K002993042 Yes
Teague [s.n.] Argentina K002993017 Yes
Constance, L.; Lundell, C.L. [s.n.] United States K002992013 Yes
Harley, R.M. [21320] Brazil K:SPC-72775.000 No
Comber, H.F. [s.n.] Argentina K002993032 Yes
[illegible] [525] United States K002992022 Yes
Robinson, G.L. [s.n.] Chile K002993019 Yes
Fernández Casas, F.J. [11095] Argentina K002993030 Yes
Worth, C.R.; Morrison, J.L. [16467] Chile K002993011 Yes
Klotzsch [3850] Brazil K000363100 Type Yes


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