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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Campanulids
Ordo: Asterales

Familia: Asteraceae
Subfamilia: Carduoideae
Tribus: Cardueae
Subtribus: Carduinae
Genus: Olgaea
Species: O. altaica – O. baldschuanica – O. chodshamuminensis – O. eriocephala – O. laniceps – O. leucophylla – O. lomonosowii – O. longifolia – O. nivea – O. pectinata – O. petri-primi – O. roborowskyi – O. spinifera – O. tangutica – O. thomsonii – O. vvedenskyi

Olgaea Iljin, 1922

Takeikadzuchia Kitag. & Kitam.


Iljin, M.M., Botanicheskie Materialy Gerbariya Glavnogo Botanicheskogo Sada RSFSR (Petrograd) 3: 141. 1922.


Hassler, M. 2018. Olgaea. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2018. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Apr. 28. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Olgaea. Published online. Accessed: Apr. 28 2018.
The Plant List 2013. Olgaea in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Apr. 28. 2018. Olgaea. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Apr. 28.

Vernacular names
русский: Ольгея

Olgaea is a genus of Asian flowering plants in the thistle tribe within the sunflower family, having a typical thistle appearance.[1][2][3]

In 1922, Modest Mikhaĭlovich Iljin (a botanist from the Botanical Garden of the Academy of Sciences of Soviet Russia) named the genus in honour of Olga Fedtschenko (A Russian botanist 1845–1921).[4]

Olgaea's genome consists of a diploid number of 2n=26 chromosomes.[5]


Olgaea altimurana (Rech.f.) Rech.f.
Olgaea baldschuanica (C.Winkl.) Iljin
Olgaea chodshamuminensis B.A.Sharipova
Olgaea eriocephala (C.Winkl.) Iljin
Olgaea lanipes (C.Winkl.) Iljin
Olgaea leucophylla (Turcz.) Iljin
Olgaea lomonossowii (Trautv.) Iljin
Olgaea longifolia (C.Winkl.) Iljin
Olgaea nidulans (Rupr.) Iljin
Olgaea nivea (C.Winkl.) Iljin
Olgaea pectinata Iljin
Olgaea petri-primi B.A.Sharipova
Olgaea roborowskyi Iljin
Olgaea spinifera Iljin
Olgaea tangutica Iljin
Olgaea thomsonii (Hook.f.) Iljin
Olgaea vvedenskyi Iljin


Iljin, Modest Mikhaĭlovich. 1922. Botanicheskie Materialy Gerbariya Glavnogo Botanicheskogo Sada RSFSR 3: 141
Tropicos, Olgaea Iljin
Flora of China Olgaea Iljin
Komarov, V.L. (1935). "Akademiya Nauk SSSR (FLORA of the U.S.S.R.) Vol. IV". Retrieved 13 November 2014.
López-Vinyallonga, Sara (2010). "Chromosome Numbers in the Genera Cousinia, Olgaea and Syreitschikovia (Compositae)". Folia Geobotanica. 45 (2): 201–214. doi:10.1007/s12224-009-9056-7. hdl:10261/28827. Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist Accessed Archived 2014-11-06 at

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