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Wilsonia (plant)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Solanales
Family: Convolvulaceae
Genus: Wilsonia
R.Br.[1]
Species

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Wilsonia is a genus of perennial subshrubs in the family Convolvulaceae. The genus is endemic to Australia, occurring in coastal saltmarshes and also 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]

Species include:

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Wilsonia". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. http://www.anbg.gov.au/cgi-bin/apni?TAXON_NAME=Wilsonia. Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  2. ^ a b Corrick, M.G. and Fuhrer, B.A. (2001). Wildflowers of Victoria and adjoining areas. Australia: Bloomings Books. ISBN 1876473142. 

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