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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordoo: Rosales

Familia: Rosaceae
Subfamilia: Rosoideae
Tribus: Potentilleae
Subtribus: Fragariinae
Genus: Dasiphora

D. arbuscula – D. davurica – D. dryadanthoides – D. fruticosa – D. galantha – D. gorovoii – D. parvifolia – D. reticulata – D. rigida – D. spectabilis – D. spoliata – D. tenuifolia – D. unifoliolata

D. × friederichsenii – D. × rehderiana

Dasiphora Raf. (1840)

Type species: D. riparia Raf., nom. illeg. = Dasiphora fruticosa (L.) Rydb.


Dasiphora sect. Fruticosae Juz. in Kom., Fl. URSS 10: 71. 1941, nom. inval.
Pentaphylloides Duham., Traité Arbr. Arbust. 2: 99. 1755, nom. rej.
Potentilla sect. Fruticosae Döll, Rhein. Fl. 773???. 1843.
Potentilla sect. Rhopalostylae (Th.Wolf) Gusuleac in Savulescu, Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Roman. 4: 601. 1956.
Potentilla subg. Dasiphora (Raf.) Panigrahi & Dixit, Bull. Bot. Surv. Ind. 27 (1-4): 179. 1985.
Potentilla subsect. Rhopalostylae Th.Wolf, Biblioth. Bot. 16(Heft 71): 44. 1908.

Dasiphora sect. Davuricae Juz. in Kom., Fl. URSS 10: 72. 1941, nom. inval.
Type species: non design.
Dasiphora sect. Parvifoliae Juz. in Kom., Fl. URSS 10: 71. 1941, nom. inval.
Type species: non design.
Trichothalamus Spreng., Anleit. 2: 864. 1818.
Potentilla sect. Trichothalamus (Spreng.) Focke, Abh. Naturwiss. Vereins Bremen 10(3): 414. 1889.
Potentilla subg. Trichothalamus (Spreng.) Rchb., Consp. Regn. Veg. 167. 1828-29.
Type species: non design.


There is little agreement about the classification of this genus. The presentation here is only tentative and might be changed. A broad view is held.

Rafinesque-Schmaltz, C.S. 1840: Aut. Bot. 167.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Dasiphora in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Vernacular names
English: Shrubby Cinquefoil
suomi: Pensashanhikit
日本語: キンロバイ属

Dasiphora is a genus of three species of shrubs in the rose family Rosaceae, native to Asia, with one species D. fruticosa (shrubby cinquefoil), ranging across the entire cool temperate Northern Hemisphere. In the past, the genus was normally included in Potentilla as Potentilla sect. Rhopalostylae, but genetic evidence has shown it to be distinct.[1][2][3]

The leaves are divided into five (occasionally three or seven) leaflets arranged pinnately, whence the name cinquefoil (French, cinque feuilles, "five leaves").
Selected species

Dasiphora davurica (syn. D. glabra, D. mandschurica, Potentilla davurica, P. glabra)
Dasiphora fruticosa (syn. Potentilla fruticosa)
Dasiphora parvifolia (syn. Potentilla parvifolia)

The Flora of China also includes Potentilla bifurca (syn. Sibbaldianthe bifurca) and P. imbricata in this group,[3] but these species (which are not shrubs) do not have published combinations in Dasiphora.[4]

Germplasm Resources Information Network: Dasiphora Archived 2000-10-21 at the Wayback Machine
Eriksson, T. et al. (2003). The phylogeny of Rosoideae (Rosaceae) based on sequences of the internal transcribed spacers (ITS) of nuclear ribosomal DNA and the trnL/F region of chloroplast DNA. Int. J. Pl. Sci. 164: 197–211.
Flora of China: Potentilla sect. Rhopalostylae
International Plant Names Index: Dasiphora

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