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  1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Erigeron L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Europe, Asia-Tropical, Africa, Falkland Island, Caroline Island, Southern America, Northern America, Australasia and Asia-Temperate..


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

    Annual or perennial herbs
    Leaves alternate or rosulate, entire or lobed
    Capitula solitary or few together on terminal peduncles, radiate; receptacle flat, epaleate
    Ray florets 1–2-seriate, female; disc florets many, hermaphrodite or the outermost female, tubular or funnel-shaped with 5 lobes, style-appendages lanceolate to broadly triangular
    Achenes terete or compressed; pappus mostly double, an outer row of scales (sometimes absent), an inner row of fine bristles
    About 200 species, nearly all in N America and Eurasia.

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

    Annual or perennial herbs, rarely shrubs or small trees
    Leaves alternate or in a rosette, entire to pinnatifid, usually with semi-amplexicaul base, usually with serrate or dentate margins
    Capitula disciform or shortly radiate, united in cymes, these in turn united in corymbose or paniculate inflorescences, rarely solitary
    Marginal florets many, in several rows, tubular and filiform, sometimes with a short ray, white or yellow, the style with short linear branches; central florets hermaphrodite, usually few, yellow or white, tube cylindrical proximally and infundibuliform distally, 5-lobed; anthers obtuse at base, distally with triangular appendages; style branch appendages lanceolate to triangular and papillose
    Achenes sometimes compressed, usually pubescent, ribbed; pappus uniseriate, of many fine barbellate setae, often fragile.



    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Alabama, Alaska, Albania, Alberta, Altay, Amur, Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Arkansas, Assam, Austria, Bahamas, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Burundi, Buryatiya, California, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Caroline Is., Cayman Is., Central European Rus, Chad, Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Colombia, Colorado, Connecticut, Corse, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, District of Columbia, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East European Russia, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Is., Finland, Florida, France, French Guiana, Galápagos, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Greenland, Guatemala, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Idaho, Illinois, India, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Juan Fernández Is., Kamchatka, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Kenya, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Kuril Is., KwaZulu-Natal, Labrador, Lebanon-Syria, Leeward Is., Louisiana, Magadan, Maine, Malawi, Manchuria, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexican Pacific Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Mongolia, Montana, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nebraska, Nepal, Netherlands, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Guinea, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, Newfoundland, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Carolina, North Caucasus, North Dakota, North European Russi, Northern Provinces, Northwest European R, Northwest Territorie, Norway, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Panamá, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Puerto Rico, Qinghai, Québec, Rhode I., Romania, Rwanda, Sakhalin, Saskatchewan, Saudi Arabia, Socotra, Somalia, South Carolina, South Dakota, South European Russi, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Trinidad-Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks-Caicos Is., Tuva, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Utah, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vermont, Victoria, Vietnam, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, West Virginia, Windward Is., Wisconsin, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Yukon, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Algeria, Andaman Is., Azores, Baleares, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Central African Repu, Chagos Archipelago, Chatham Is., Christmas I., Cocos (Keeling) Is., Congo, Cook Is., Cyprus, Denmark, East Aegean Is., Egypt, Fiji, Free State, Gabon, Gilbert Is., Gulf States, Hainan, Hawaii, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kazan-retto, Laos, Lesotho, Libya, Line Is., Madagascar, Madeira, Malaya, Marianas, Marshall Is., Mauritania, Mauritius, Namibia, New Caledonia, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Nicobar Is., Niue, Norfolk Is., Ogasawara-shoto, Oman, Palestine, Philippines, Queensland, Rodrigues, Réunion, Sardegna, Sicilia, Sinai, Society Is., South Australia, South China Sea, Sumatera, Tasmania, Tonga, Tristan da Cunha, Tubuai Is., Tunisia, Turkey-in-Europe, Wake I., Western Australia

    Accepted Species


    Other Data

    Erigeron L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Spruce, R. [s.n.], Ecuador K000200663
    Spruce, R. [s.n.], Ecuador K000200667
    Spruce, R. [5758], Ecuador K000200764
    Spruce, R. [5758], Ecuador K000200765
    s.coll. [175], Ecuador K001062004
    Jan 1, 1963 Spruce, R. [s.n.], Ecuador Conyza K000200761
    Ash [1701], Ethiopia Conyza 35582.000
    Ash [1566], Ethiopia Conyza 35715.000
    Hind, D.J.N. [H50938], Brazil Conyza 58893.000


    First published in Sp. Pl.: 863 (1753)

    Accepted by

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


    Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • B.L. Burtt in Kew Bull. 3: 371 (1949).
    • —F.T.A. 3: 307

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • K. Bremer, Asteraceae Clad. & Class.: 420 (1994)
    • A.J. Scott in Fl. Mascar. 109: 105 (1993)
    • Wild in Kirkia 10: 34 (1975)
    • Oliv. & Hiern in F.T.A. 3: 307 (1877)
    • DC., Prodr. 5: 283 (1836)
    • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 371 (1754)
    • Sp. Pl.: 863 (1753)


    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa

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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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