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Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Amaranthaceae s.l.
Cladus: Chenopodiaceae s.str.
Subfamilia: Chenopodioideae
Tribus: Axyrideae
Genus: Krascheninnikovia


Krascheninnikovia Gueldenst. (1772)

nom. cons. prop. against Ceratoides (Tourn.) Gagnebin


Overview of species[edit]

Accepted Species[edit]

K. arborescens – K. ceratoides – K. compacta – K. eversmanniana – K. fruticulosa – K. intramongolica – K. lanata – K. pungens

Heklau & Röser (2008) suggest to synonymise all previously described taxa of this genus under the single species Krascheninnikovia ceratoides with 2 subspecies: the North American subsp. lanata and the Eurasian subsp. ceratoides (comprising K. ceratoides, K. arborescens, K. compacta, K. eversmanniana, K. intramongolica, K. lenensis and K. pungens).

Names in synonymy[edit]

K. latens – K. lenensis – K. longipilosa – K. lutens


  • Gueldenstaedt, J.A. 1772. Krascheninnikovia, novum plantarum genus. Novi Commentarii Academiae Scientiarum Imperalis Petropolitanae 16: 551.
  • Schreber, J.C.D.v. 1791. Genera Plantarum 633.
  • Adanson, M. 1763. Familles des Plantes 2: 260.
  • Gagnebin, A. 1755. Observations faites sur le systeme des autheurs de botanique et sur L’Ophris Minima C.B. Acta Helvetica, Physico-Mathematico-Anatomico-Botanico-Medica 2: 59.
  • Persoon, C.H. 1807. Synopsis Plantarum 2: 551.

Additional References[edit]

  • Gelin Zhu, Mosyakin, S.L. & Clemants, S.E. 'eFloras 2008. Krascheninnikovia in Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
  • Heklau, H. 2010. Nomenclature history of the genus Krascheninnikovia (Chenopodiacaeae) or the fate of an unpopular generic name. Schlechtendalia 20: 91–98. [1]
  • Heklau, H. & Röser, M. 2008: Delineation, taxonomy and phylogenetic relationships of the genus Krascheninnikovia (Amaranthaceae subtribe Axyridinae). Taxon 57: 563–576.


  • The Plant List 2013. Krascheninnikovia in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2016 Mar. 29.
  • 2016. Krascheninnikovia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2016 Mar. 29.

Vernacular names[edit]

čeština: Bělostník
Deutsch: Hornmelde
English: Winterfat
中文: 驼绒藜属 (tuo rong li shu)
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