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Vernacular names of plants within the Genus Cercis


Hierarchical position of the Genus Cercis

   Regnum  Plantae
common name: The plant kingdom
   Divisio  Magnoliophyta Cronquist
syn. Angiospermophyta / Anthophyta
pub. Takht. & Zimmerm. ex Reveal, Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: angiosperms, flowering plants
   Subdivisio  Magnoliophytina Frohne & U. Jensen ex Reveal
pub. Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: Angiosperms
   Classis  Rosopsida Batsch
pub. Dispos. Gen. Pl. Jenens.: 28. 1788.
   Subclassis  Rosidae Takht.
pub. Sist. Filog. Cvetk. Rast.: 264. Jan-Mar 1967.
   SuperOrdo  Fabanae R. Dahlgren ex Reveal
pub. Phytologia 74: 179. 25 Mar 1993.
   Ordo  Fabales Bromhead
pub. Edinburgh New Philos. J. 25: 126. Jul 1838.
common name: legumes
   Familia  Caesalpiniaceae R. Br. in Flinders
pub. Voy. Terra Austr. 2: 551. 19 Jun 1814.
   Tribus  Cercideae Bronn
pub. Form. Pl. Legumin.: ad Sect. 134, 131. 1822.
   Genus  Cercis L.
pub. (1753)
common name: redbud

Named members of the Genus Cercis

   Species  canadensis L.
common name: eastern redbud
   Varietas  canadensis
common name: eastern redbud
   Subspecies  mexicana (Rose) E. Murr.
syn. Cercis canadensis var. mexicana
   Varietas  mexicana (Rose) M. Hopkins
common name: Mexican redbud
   Varietas  orbiculata (Greene) Barneby
syn. Cercis orbiculata
   Subspecies  texensis (S. Wats.) E. Murr.
syn. Cercis canadensis var. texensis
   Varietas  texensis (S. Wats.) M. Hopkins
common name: Texas redbud
   Species  occidentalis Torr. ex Gray
common name: western redbud, California redbud
   Varietas  orbiculata (Greene) Tidestrom
syn. Cercis orbiculata
   Species  orbiculata Greene
common name: California redbud

Individual specimen entries are published in the sample database supplied with The Compleat Botanica for species or varieties of this supra-generic taxon.

Additional information is available in the commercial version of The Compleat Botanica software for species with this symbol.


For a description of the methodology followed in establishing this hierarchy see the note Nomenclature used in The Compleat Botanica.


Last reviewed October 31, 2004   


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