Genus: Primula

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Last Modified 02/14/2012

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Primula Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 142. 1753.

List of Primula Species

General Discussion

Several non-native Primula species have been reported naturalizing in the New York metropolitan area including- P. japonica, P. mistassinica, P. sikangensis, and P. veris.

Further research is needed to clarify which species are indeed naturalizing in our area.

References to Primula

  • Guggisberg, A. 2006. Evolution of biogeographic patterns, ploidy levels, and breeding systems in a diploid-polyploid species complex of Primula. New Phyt. 171: 617-632.
  • Mast, A. R. 2001. Phylogenetic relationships in Primula L. and related genera (Primulaceae) based on noncoding chloroplast DNA. Int. J. Plant Sci. 162: 1381-1400.
  • Trift, I. 2002. The monophyly of Primula (Primulaceae) evaluated by analysis of sequences from the chloroplast gene rbcL. Syst. Bot. 27: 396-407.