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Mertensia  Roth
Taxonomic Serial No.: 31660

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): bluebells [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2011   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae  – green plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                            FamilyBoraginaceae  – borage, bourraches  
                               GenusMertensia Roth – bluebells  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Mertensia alpina (Torr.) G. Don – alpine bluebells 
                                  Species Mertensia arizonica Greene – aspen bluebells 
                                  Species Mertensia bella Piper – beautiful bluebells 
                                  Species Mertensia brevistyla S. Watson – shortstyle bluebells 
                                  Species Mertensia campanulata A. Nelson – Idaho bluebells 
                                  Species Mertensia ciliata (James ex Torr.) G. Don – tall fringe bluebells, mountain bluebells, shortstyle bluebells, tall fringed bluebells 
                                  Species Mertensia drummondii (Lehm.) G. Don – Drummond's bluebells, Drummond bluebell 
                                  Species Mertensia franciscana A. Heller – Franciscan bluebells 
                                  Species Mertensia humilis Rydb. – Rocky Mountain bluebells 
                                  Species Mertensia lanceolata (Pursh) DC. – lanceleaf bluebells, prairie bluebells 
                                  Species Mertensia longiflora Greene – longflower bluebells, small bluebells 
                                  Species Mertensia macdougalii A. Heller – Macdougal's bluebells 
                                  Species Mertensia maritima (L.) Gray – oysterleaf 
                                  Species Mertensia oblongifolia (Nutt.) G. Don – languid-lady, oblongleaf bluebells 
                                  Species Mertensia paniculata (Aiton) G. Don – tall bluebells 
                                  Species Mertensia platyphylla A. Heller – broadleaf bluebells 
                                  Species Mertensia umbratilis Greenm. – shade bluebells 
                                  Species Mertensia virginica (L.) Pers. ex Link – Virginia bluebells 

  Expert: Christian Feuillet  
  Notes: Associate Research Botanist, National Herbarium, National Museum of Natural History, MRC 166, PO Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013-7012, USA   
  Reference for: Mertensia    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Boraginaceae and Hydroleaceae of North America Update, database (version 2011)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: Updated for ITIS by the Flora of North America Expertise Network, in connection with an update for USDA PLANTS (2007-2010)   
  Reference for: Mertensia   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Mertensia   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Mertensia   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Mertensia   
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  Comment: plant  
    Mertensia Roth (TSN 31660) is a 'parahomonym' of (different kingdom, same name as) ctenophore genus 31660 Lesson, 1830 (TSN 53879)  



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