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This genus is accepted, and its native range is New World.


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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, sessile, tomentose, eglandular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula disciform, in clusters or racemes; receptacle flat, epaleate; phyllaries with undivided stereome and transparent, brownish lamina
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Outer florets female, filiform, many; inner florets fewer, hermaphrodite, purple, anthers short caudate, style branches truncate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes with mucilaginous hairs; pappus uniseriate, of barbellate bristles connate at the base.

Native to:

Alabama, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Arkansas, Bahamas, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, British Columbia, California, Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, Colombia, Connecticut, Costa Rica, Cuba, Delaware, District of Columbia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Is., Florida, Galápagos, Georgia, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Jamaica, Juan Fernández Is., Kansas, Kentucky, Leeward Is., Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexican Pacific Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Nicaragua, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Panamá, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Puerto Rico, Rhode I., South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Tristan da Cunha, Uruguay, Venezuela, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia

Introduced into:

Azores, Bangladesh, Belgium, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, China South-Central, China Southeast, Corse, East Himalaya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Free State, Hainan, Hawaii, India, Italy, Jawa, Korea, KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar, Madeira, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, New Caledonia, New South Wales, New Zealand North, Norfolk Is., Northern Provinces, Ogasawara-shoto, Pakistan, Palestine, Portugal, Queensland, Rodrigues, Réunion, Sicilia, South Australia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tasmania, Victoria, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Gamochaeta Wedd. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Chlor. Andina 1: 151 (1856)

Accepted by

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


Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • WCVP (2021). World Checklist of Vascular Plants, version 2.0. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; Retrieved 28 April 2021

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Anderb. in Opera Bot. 104: 155 (1991)
  • Chloris Andina 1: 151 (1856)
  • in K. Bremer, Asteraceae Clad. & Class.: 357 (1994)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at and
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at and
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.