SYSTEMATICS AND GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION OF THE AMERICAN STRAWBERRIES

G. Staudt
The taxonomy of the American strawberries dates back to the year 1623 when J. and V. Robin published Fragaria americana in a handbook of native and exotic plants cultivated in their garden in Paris. Since that time a great many species, about 35, have been described which show the great diversity among the strawberries in the New World. Considering that two of the species, by far the most common in America, are the parents of the cultivated strawberry Fragaria x ananassa Duchesne in Lamarck, a revision of the genus is urgently needed.

Five species are recognized today: Fragaria vesca with the subspecies vesca, americana, bracteata and californica; F. virginiana with the subspecies virginiana, glauca, platypetala and grayana; F. chiloensis with the subspecies chiloensis f. chiloensis; f. patagonica, ssp. pacifica, lucida, and sandwicensis; F. x ananassa nothomorph ananassa, and cuneifolia; and F. x bringhurstii. A key to the species and subspecies, a description of the taxa and their geographical distribution will be given.

Staudt, G. (1993). SYSTEMATICS AND GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION OF THE AMERICAN STRAWBERRIES. Acta Hortic. 348, 160-160
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1993.348.25
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1993.348.25

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