Sp. Pl.2: 671. 1753
Gen. Pl. ed.5, 302. 1754
Introduced; Old World, warm temperate and tropical areas.
Species ca. 20 (2 in the flora).
The center of diversity of Cleome is in southwestern Asia. There are only two true Cleome in North America. Other native and adventive species formerly included in Cleome are placed in Arivela, Cleoserrata, Gynandropsis, Hemiscola, Peritoma, and Tarenaya.
|Author||Gordon C. Tucker +|
|Common name||Spiderflower +|
|Etymology||Origin obscure, perhaps from Greek kleos, glory, or after Kleo, Greek muse of history, first used by Priscian, fourteenth-century medical writer +|
|Illustrator||Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey +|
|Taxon name||Cleome +|
|Taxon parent||Cleomaceae +|
|Taxon rank||genus +|
|Volume||Volume 7 +|