1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Pluchea Cass.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrubs or herbs
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate (rarely opposite), (sub-)sessile, generally not decurrent, dentate or less often with entire margins
    Capitulum
    Capitula solitary or in terminal corymbs, disciform; phyllaries in several series, imbricate, the outer ovate, the inner linear; receptacle epaleate
    Florets
    Outer florets in 1 or several series, female, filiform, with 3–5 minute lobes distally, style with filiform branches; central florets few, hermaphrodite, fertile or sterile, tube slightly widening, lobes 5; anthers sagittate to auriculate and distally acuminate; style entire or almost undivided (occasionally divided), filiform, papillose or puberulous
    Fruits
    Achenes often vestigial in inner florets, cylindrical; pappus uniseriate, of free barbellate bristles.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Alabama, Andaman Is., Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Arkansas, Aruba, Assam, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Burundi, California, Cambodia, Canary Is., Cape Verde, Cayman Is., Chad, Chile North, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Colombia, Comoros, Connecticut, Costa Rica, Cuba, Delaware, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Florida, Georgia, Guatemala, Gulf States, Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Honduras, Illinois, India, Indiana, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jawa, Kansas, Kazan-retto, Kentucky, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lebanon-Syria, Leeward Is., Line Is., Louisiana, Madagascar, Maine, Malaya, Mali, Maryland, Masachusettes, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands Antilles, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., North Carolina, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oman, Ontario, Pakistan, Palestine, Panamá, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Rhode I., Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, South Australia, South Carolina, South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad-Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay, Utah, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Victoria, Vietnam, Virginia, West Himalaya, West Virginia, Western Australia, Windward Is., Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Caroline Is., Gilbert Is., Hawaii, Maldives, Marianas, Marshall Is., Nansei-shoto, Phoenix Is.

    Pluchea Cass. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Hill, F.L. [611], Western Australia K000974660
    Glaziou [8112], Brazil K001107824

    First published in Bull. Sci. Soc. Philom. Paris 1817: 31 (1817)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 3: 327.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in K. Bremer, Asteraceae Clad. & Class.: 301 (1994)
    • Anderb. in Plant Syst. & Evol. 176: 164 (1991)
    • in Bull. Sci. Soc. Philom. Paris: 31 (1817)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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