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  1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Leucanthemum Mill.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Europe, Azores and Asia-Temperate..


    Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

    Perennial herbs; stems erect or procumbent, usually branched; roots red-tipped
    Leaves alternate, entire to pinnate
    Capitula solitary, rarely in lax corymbs, terminal, radiate, heterogamous; phyllaries imbricate, 2–3-seriate; receptacle convex or flat, epaleate
    Ray florets female, the ray white or pink, less often the outer florets tubular and hermaphroditic or female, rayless and yellow; disc florets hermaphroditic, yellow, the corolla tube spongy and swollen in fruit, especially beneath, with 5 lobes
    Achenes homomorphic, oblong-cylindrical, usually 10-ribbed, with mucilaginous cells and secretory canals between the ribs; pappus a crown or an adaxial auricle, sometimes rudimentary or absent.



    Native to:

    Albania, Altay, Amur, Austria, Azores, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, Central European Rus, Chita, Corse, Czechoslovakia, East European Russia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Kamchatka, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Krasnoyarsk, Krym, Kuril Is., North European Russi, Northwest European R, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Romania, Sakhalin, Sardegna, Sicilia, South European Russi, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Tuva, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, West Siberia, Yakutskiya, Yugoslavia

    Introduced into:

    Alaska, Alberta, Antipodean Is., Arizona, Arkansas, Bolivia, British Columbia, California, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Chatham Is., Colombia, Colorado, Connecticut, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Is., Florida, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Idaho, Illinois, India, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Korea, KwaZulu-Natal, Madeira, Masachusettes, Mauritius, Mexico Southeast, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nepal, Nevada, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, North Dakota, Northern Provinces, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Pennsylvania, Peru, Québec, Saskatchewan, South Australia, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tasmania, Tennessee, Tristan da Cunha, Uruguay, Utah, Venezuela, Victoria, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

    Accepted Species

    Other Data

    Leucanthemum Mill. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 1, 2000 Decaisne [s.n.], Algeria K000378173
    Nov 1, 2000 Fauché [s.n.], Algeria K000378172


    First published in Gard. Dict. Abr., ed. 4.: [769] (1754)

    Accepted by

    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.


    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • K. Bremer, Asteraceae Clad. & Class.: 468 (1994)
    • K. Bremer & Humphries in Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Bot. 23: 141 (1993)
    • Heywood in Tutin et al., Fl. Europaea 4: 174 (1976)
    • Gard. Dict., abr. ed. 4 (1754)


    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa

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