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  1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Galinsoga Ruiz & Pav.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Southern America and Northern America..


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

    Annual herbs
    Leaves opposite
    Capitula terminal or in upper axils, stalked, heterogamous, radiate; involucre 1–3-seriate; paleae flat
    Ray florets female, ray 3-lobed, disc florets hermaphrodite, cylindric, the basal part narrow, 5-toothed; anthers obtuse at base; style arms densely papillose-pubescent
    Achenes obovoid, those of ray florets enclosed by a group of phyllaries and paleae; pappus of linear or narrow scales with or without terminal awns, but sometimes absent in ray florets.



    Native to:

    Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Bolivia, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Juan Fernández Is., Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, New Mexico, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Venezuela, Windward Is.

    Introduced into:

    Alabama, Albania, Alberta, Altay, Amur, Arizona, Arkansas, Austria, Azores, Bahamas, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Botswana, British Columbia, Bulgaria, California, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Central African Repu, Chatham Is., China Southeast, Colorado, Connecticut, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, Denmark, District of Columbia, Djibouti, East Aegean Is., East Himalaya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Finland, Florida, France, Free State, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hawaii, Hungary, Illinois, India, Indiana, Iowa, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jawa, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krym, Kuril Is., KwaZulu-Natal, Laccadive Is., Lesotho, Libya, Madagascar, Madeira, Maine, Malaya, Manitoba, Maryland, Masachusettes, Mauritius, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nebraska, Nepal, Netherlands, New Brunswick, New Guinea, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, Norfolk Is., North Carolina, North Caucasus, North Dakota, Northern Provinces, Northwest European R, Norway, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Palestine, Pennsylvania, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Queensland, Québec, Rhode I., Romania, Réunion, Sardegna, Saskatchewan, Sicilia, South Australia, South Carolina, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tasmania, Tennessee, Texas, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tubuai Is., Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vermont, Victoria, Vietnam, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, West Virginia, Western Australia, Wisconsin, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Accepted Species

    Other Data

    Galinsoga Ruiz & Pav. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dawkins, H.C. [597], Uganda 4754.000


    First published in : 110 (1794)

    Accepted by

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


    Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • Adams in J.W. Afr. Sci. Assoc. 3: 113 (1957).
    • —Benth. & Hook. f. Gen. Pl. 2: 390

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Canne-Hilliker in Taxon 41: 661–666 (1992)
    • Canne in Rhodora 79: 319–389 (1977)
    • Prodr. Fl. Pér.: 110, t. 24 (1794)


    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa

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