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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Solanales

Familia: Convolvulaceae
Tribus: Cresseae
Genus: Wilsonia

Species: W. backhousei – W. humilis – W. rotundifolia

Wilsonia R.Br., Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland. 490. 1810

Type species: Wilsonia humilis R.Br.


Wilsonia G.L.Chu, Gen. New Evol. System World Chenopod. 197. 2017, nom. illeg. (Chenopodiaceae)

Primary references

Brown, R. 1810. Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae et Insulae Van Diemen. pp. i–viii + 145–590, Londini: R.Taylor. BHL Reference page. : 490
Zhu, G.L. & Sanderson, S.C. 2017. Genera and a New Evolutionary System of World Chenopodiaceae. 361 pp. Beijing: Science Press. Reference page.


Hassler, M. 2018. Wilsonia. 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 Jul. 05. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Wilsonia. Published online. Accessed: Jul. 05 2018.
The Plant List 2013. Wilsonia in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Jul. 05. 2018. Wilsonia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Jul. 05.'

Wilsonia is a genus of perennial subshrubs in the family Convolvulaceae. The genus is endemic to Australia, occurring in coastal saltmarshes and occasionally in inland saline areas.[2]

The genus was first formally described in 1810 by Robert Brown in Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae.[1] The name honours John Wilson, author of A Synopsis of British Plants.[2]

The following species are recognised in the genus Wilsonia:[3]

Wilsonia backhousei Hook.f.[1] - narrow-leaf wilsonia
Wilsonia humilis R.Br.[1] - silky wilsonia
Wilsonia rotundifolia (Benth.) Summerh.[1] - round-leaf wilsonia


"Wilsonia". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2009-09-06.
Corrick, M.G. & Fuhrer, B.A. (2001). Wildflowers of Victoria and adjoining areas. Australia: Bloomings Books. ISBN 1876473142.
"Wilsonia R.Br. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 2020-04-18.

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