Aethionema saxatile

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Aethionema saxatile


Taxonavigation: Brassicales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Brassicales

Familia: Brassicaceae
Subfamilia: Aethionemoideae
Tribus: Aethionemeae
Genus: Aethionema
Species: Aethionema saxatile
Subspecies: A. s. subsp. corinthiacum – A. s. subsp. creticum – A. s. subsp. graecum – A. s. subsp. latifolium – A. s. subsp. ovalifolium – A. s. subsp. saxatile – A. s. subsp. scopulorum



Aethionema saxatile (L.) R.Br. in W.T. Aiton, Hortus Kew. 4: 80 (1812).


  • Basionym
    • Thlaspi saxatile L., Sp. Pl.: 646 (1753).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Europe
    • Regional: Middle Europe
      • Austria, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Hungary, Switzerland.
    • Regional: Southwestern Europe
      • France, Sardegna, Spain.
    • Regional: Southeastern Europe
      • Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Kriti, Romania, Sicilia, Turkey-in-Europe (doubtfully present), Yugoslavia.
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Northern Africa
      • Algeria, Morocco.
  • Continental: Asia-Temperate
    • Regional: Western Asia
      • East Aegean Islands, Turkey.
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Southern South America
      • Argentina South (introduced).

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references

  • Aiton, W.T. 1812. Hortus Kewensis; or, a Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew. 2nd Edn., Vol. IV. iii + 532 pp., Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London. BHL. Reference page

Additional references

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