Asclepias

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Contains 22 accepted taxa overall.

Family:APOCYNACEAE
Common Name:MILKWEED
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Classification

Division
Class
Sub Class
Order GENTIANALES
FamilyAPOCYNACEAE
Genus Asclepias

Citation

Citation ASCLEPIAS Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 214. 1753.
Basionym: **
Type: TYPE: Asclepias syriaca Linnaeus Lectotypified by Britton & A. Brown, Ill. Fl. N. U.S., ed. 2. 3: 24. 1913.

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species

Scientific NameCommon NameHerbarium SpecimensPhotos
Asclepias amplexicaulis CLASPING MILKWEED
Asclepias cinerea CAROLINA MILKWEED
Asclepias connivens LARGEFLOWER MILKWEED
Asclepias curassavica SCARLET MILKWEED; BLOODFLOWER
Asclepias curtissii CURTISS' MILKWEED
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Genus Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Acerates Acerates Elliott, Sketch Bot. S. Carolina 1: 316. 11817. TYPE: Acerates longifolia (Michaux) Elliott (Asclepias longifolia Michaux)
Anantherix Anantherix Nuttall, Gen. N. Amer. Pl. 1: 169. 1818. TYPE: Anantherix viridis (Walter) Nuttall (Asclepias viridis Walter)
Anthanotis Anthanotis Rafinesque, Fl. Ludov. 52, 149. 1817. TYPE: Anthanotis procumbens Rafinesque
Asclepiodella Asclepiodella Small, Man. S.E. Fl. 1073, 1507. 1933. TYPE: Asclepiodella feayi (Chapman) Small (Asclepias feayi Chapman)
Asclepiodora Asclepiodora A. Gray, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 12: 66. 1876. TYPE: Ascleipiodora viridis (Walter) A. Gray (Asaclepias viridis Walter) Lectotypified by Woodson, Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 41: 47. 1954. = Anantherix Nuttall 1818, by lectotypification.
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