Dasiphora Raf.

Dasiphora is a segregate of Potentilla. Its generic status is supported by recent molecular phylogenetic research (Potter & al. 2007). In fact, the Potentilleae tribe only includes Potentilla s.str. (incl. Duchesnea). Dasiphora, as well as other related genera like Drymocallis and Fragaria and even Alchemilla (incl. Aphanes), belong to the Fragariinae tribe and are accepted as distinct genera. Mabberley (2008), on the other hand, adopted a very broad circumscription for Potentilla and included not only Dasiphora, Drymocallis and Duchesnea but also Comarum and Fragaria.

The taxonomy of the species treated in this account is very complex and controversial. As a result of hybridization and selection species delimitation is severely blurred and garden plants and escapees are often no longer assignable to any particular species. The present account may therefore be merely preliminary.

1       Petals white === Dasiphora davurica

         Petals yellow === D. fruticosa


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