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  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..


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

    Shrubs or herbs
    Leaves alternate (rarely opposite), (sub-)sessile, generally not decurrent, dentate or less often with entire margins
    Capitula solitary or in terminal corymbs, disciform; phyllaries in several series, imbricate, the outer ovate, the inner linear; receptacle epaleate
    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
    Achenes often vestigial in inner florets, cylindrical; pappus uniseriate, of free barbellate bristles.



    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Alabama, Andaman Is., Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Arkansas, Aruba, Assam, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bolivia, Borneo, 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.

    Accepted Species


    Other Data

    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.


    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)


    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa

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