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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Azores, Europe to Russian Far East and Iran.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium


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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herbs; stems erect or procumbent, usually branched; roots red-tipped
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, entire to pinnate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula solitary, rarely in lax corymbs, terminal, radiate, heterogamous; phyllaries imbricate, 2–3-seriate; receptacle convex or flat, epaleate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets female, the ray white or pink, less often the outer florets tubular and hermaphroditic or female, rayless and yellow; disc florets hermaphroditic, yellow, the corolla tube spongy and swollen in fruit, especially beneath, with 5 lobes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes homomorphic, oblong-cylindrical, usually 10-ribbed, with mucilaginous cells and secretory canals between the ribs; pappus a crown or an adaxial auricle, sometimes rudimentary or absent.

Native to:

Albania, Altay, Amur, Austria, Azores, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, Central European Rus, Chita, Corse, Czechoslovakia, East European Russia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Kamchatka, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Krasnoyarsk, Krym, Kuril Is., North Caucasus, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Romania, Sakhalin, Sardegna, Sicilia, South European Russi, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Tuva, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, West Siberia, Yakutskiya, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Alaska, Alberta, Antipodean Is., Arizona, Arkansas, Bolivia, British Columbia, California, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Chatham Is., Colombia, Colorado, Connecticut, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Is., Florida, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Idaho, Illinois, India, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Korea, KwaZulu-Natal, Labrador, Madeira, Massachusetts, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Southeast, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nepal, Nevada, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Newfoundland, North Dakota, Northern Provinces, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Pennsylvania, Peru, Québec, Saskatchewan, South Australia, South Carolina, South Dakota, Sri Lanka, Tasmania, Tennessee, Tristan da Cunha, Uruguay, Utah, Venezuela, Victoria, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Leucanthemum Mill. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Nov 1, 2000 Decaisne [s.n.], Algeria K000378173
Nov 1, 2000 Fauché [s.n.], Algeria K000378172

First published in Gard. Dict. Abr., ed. 4.: [769] (1754)

Accepted by

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


Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Gard. Dict., abr. ed. 4 (1754)
  • Heywood in Tutin et al., Fl. Europaea 4: 174 (1976)
  • K. Bremer & Humphries in Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Bot. 23: 141 (1993)
  • K. Bremer, Asteraceae Clad. & Class.: 468 (1994)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa

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