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Wilsonia (plant)
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Wilsonia humilis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Solanales
Family: Convolvulaceae
Tribe: Cresseae
Genus: Wilsonia
R.Br.

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.

Taxonomy

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

Species

The following species are recognised in the genus Wilsonia:

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