Find the word definition


Tonestus, common name serpentweed, is a genus of North American flowering plants in the aster family.

The name is an anagram of the name of the related genus Stenotus. Nestotus is similarly another anagram of the same name.

  1. Tonestus eximius (H.M.Hall) A.Nelson & J.F.Macbr. - CA NV
  2. Tonestus graniticus (Tiehm & L.M.Shultz) G.L.Nesom & D.R.Morgan - NV
  3. Tonestus lyallii (A.Gray) A.Nelson - Alberta, British Columbia, WA OR ID MT CO WY NV CA
  4. Tonestus pygmaeus (Torr. & A.Gray) A.Nelson - MT WY CO NM
formerly included

now in Herrickia Lorandersonia Toiyabea

  • Tonestus alpinus (L.C.Anderson & Goodrich) G.L.Nesom & D.R.Morgan - Toiyabea alpina (L.C.Anderson & Goodrich) R.P.Roberts, Urbatsch & Neubig
  • Tonestus kingii (D.C.Eaton) G.L.Nesom - Herrickia kingii (D.C.Eaton) Brouillet, Urbatsch & R.P.Roberts
  • Tonestus microcephalus (Cronquist) G.L.Nesom & D.R.Morgan - Lorandersonia microcephala (Cronquist) Urbatsch, R.P.Roberts & Neubig
  • Tonestus peirsonii (D.D.Keck) G.L.Nesom & D.R.Morgan - Lorandersonia peirsonii (D.D.Keck) Urbatsch, R.P.Roberts & Neubig