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Collinsonia canadensis flowers.jpg
C. canadensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Subfamily: Nepetoideae
Tribe: Elsholtzieae
Genus: Collinsonia
Type species
Collinsonia canadensis

Collinsonia anisata
Collinsonia canadensis
Collinsonia punctata
Collinsonia verticillata

Collinsonia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Lamiaceae. It is endemic to eastern North America.[1] It was named for the English botanist Peter Collinson (1694–1768) by Linnaeus in Species Plantarum in 1753.[2] It is in the tribe Elsholtzieae, a small tribe of only 5 genera.[3] In order of their number of species, they are Elsholtzia, Mosla, Collinsonia, Perilla, and Perillula.

The circumscription of species in Collinsonia has been a source of confusion, and many names have been published.[4] Some authors have recognized as many as 10 species. In 2006, the genus was revised with only four species recognized.[5]


  1. ^ Alan S. Weakley. "Collinsonia" page 745. In: Flora of the Carolinas, Virginia, and Georgia (title varying with update). (see External links below).
  2. ^ Umberto Quattrocchi. 2000. CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names volume I. CRC Press: Boca Raton; New York; Washington,DC;, USA. London, UK. ISBN 978-0-8493-2675-2.
  3. ^ Raymond M. Harley, Sandy Atkins, Andrey L. Budantsev, Philip D. Cantino, Barry J. Conn, Renée J. Grayer, Madeline M. Harley, Rogier P.J. de Kok, Tatyana V. Krestovskaja, Ramón Morales, Alan J. Paton, and P. Olof Ryding. 2004. "Labiatae" pages 167-275. In: Klaus Kubitzki (editor) and Joachim W. Kadereit (volume editor). The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants volume VII. Springer-Verlag: Berlin; Heidelberg, Germany. ISBN 978-3-540-40593-1
  4. ^ Collinsonia At: International Plant Names Index. (see External links below)
  5. ^ Jess A. Peirson, Philip D. Cantino, and Harvey E. Ballard Jr. 2006. "A Taxonomic Revision of Collinsonia (Lamiaceae) Based on Phenetic Analyses of Morphological Variation". Systematic Botany 31(2):398-409. doi:10.1600/036364406777585838

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