Anthemis L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 893 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Europe to Central Asia and W. Himalaya, Canary Islands to Arabian Peninsula and Tanzania.


Native to:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Austria, Azores, Baleares, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary Is., Central European Rus, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Gulf States, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kriti, Krym, Kuwait, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Madeira, Morocco, Netherlands, North Caucasus, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, South European Russi, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Tanzania, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Yemen, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Alabama, Alaska, Alberta, Arizona, Arkansas, Bolivia, British Columbia, California, Cape Provinces, Chatham Is., Colorado, Connecticut, Cuba, Delaware, District of Columbia, Dominican Republic, Falkland Is., Florida, Free State, Georgia, Hawaii, Honduras, Idaho, Illinois, India, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Ireland, Japan, Juan Fernández Is., Kamchatka, Kansas, Kentucky, Kirgizstan, Korea, KwaZulu-Natal, Louisiana, Maine, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexico Northwest, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nansei-shoto, Nebraska, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, Newfoundland, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Provinces, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Queensland, Québec, Rhode I., Saskatchewan, South Australia, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tasmania, Tennessee, Texas, Tristan da Cunha, Uruguay, Utah, Vermont, Victoria, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Yukon


Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

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

Flora of Iraq

  • A. Ghafoor & S. I. Ali (Revised by D. J. Nicholas ) (2019). Flora of Iraq, Volume 6: Compositae. Ghazanfar, S. A., Edmondson, J. R. & Hind, D. J. N. (Eds). Kew PublishingHind
  • Ghafoor & S. I. Ali (2002). The genus Anthemis L. (Compositae) in Iraq: a synopsis. Compositae Newslett. 38: 1–41.
  • Ghafoor, A. (2010). The genus Anthemis L. (Compositae-Anthemideae) in Arabian Peninsula: A taxonomic study. Pakistan J. Bot. 42: 79–98.
  • Iranshahr, M. (1981). Fünf neue Arten der Gattung Anthemis (Compositae) aus Iraq und Afghanistan. Pl. Syst. Evol. 139(1–2): 159–162.
  • Iranshahr, M. 1982. Acht neue Arten der Gattung Anthemis aus Persien. Pl. Syst. Evol. 139(3–4): 313–317. (1982).
  • L. Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 381 (1754).
  • L., Sp. Pl., ed. 1, 2: 893 (1753)
  • Lo Presti, R.M., Oppolzer, S. & Oberprieler, C. (2010). A molecular phylogeny and a revised classification of the Mediterranean genus Anthemis s.l. (Compositae, Anthemideae) based on three molecular markers and micromorphological characters. Taxon 59(5): 1441–1456.
  • Oberprieler, C. (1998). The systematics of Anthemis L. (Compositae, Anthemideae) in W and C North Africa.” Bocconea 9: 1–328.
  • Oberprieler, Vogt & Watson in Kubitzki, Fam. Gen. Vasc. Pl. 8: 365 [2006] (2007).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • G.P. 2: 420 (1873)
  • K. Bremer & Humphries in Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Bot. 23: 132 (1993)
  • K. Bremer, Asteraceae Clad. & Class.: 464 (1994)
  • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 381 (1754)
  • Oliv. & Hiern in F.T.A. 3: 396 (1877)
  • Sp. Pl.: 893 (1753)

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 1974 Haussknecht, C. [s.n.] Greece K000901775 Type Yes
Jan 1, 1970 Bourgeau, E. [2075] Portugal K000978117 Type Yes
Jan 1, 1970 Bourgeau, E. [275] Spain K000978118 Type Yes
Jan 1, 1968 Besser, W. [s.n.] Lithuania K000978121 Type Yes
Jan 1, 1968 Besser, W. [s.n.] Lithuania K000978122 Type Yes
Aizpuru, I.; Cabezas, F.; Castroviejo, S.; Herrero, A.; Medina, L.; Ouhammou, A.; Pedrol, J.; Prunell, A.; Quintanar, A.; Rico, E. [AH2995] Morocco K001569909 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K000901761 Unknown Type Material Yes
Hepper, F.N. [12928] Lebanon K002352978 No
Watson, G.A. [s.n.] Iraq K002352993 No
Rawi; Waltar [16216] Iraq K002352965 No
Boulos, L. [s.n.] Egypt K002352998 No
s.coll. [5259] Lebanon K002352981 No
Field, H.; Lazar, Y. [179] Jordan K002352973 No
Davis, P.H. [6660A] Lebanon K002352983 No
Boulos, L. [s.n.] Jordan K002352970 No
Boissier, P.E.; Reuter, G.F. [s.n.] K000978120 Type Yes
Lindley [29] K002352990 No
Dinsmore, J.E. [11654] Jordan K002352980 No
Tackholm; Boulos; Ibrahim; [Mahdi] [s.n.] Egypt K002352999 No
s.coll. [s.n.] K002303892 No
Davis, D.H. [10290] Egypt K002353001 No
Hepper; Davies [13028] West Bank K002352989 No
Simpson, N.D. [53209] Jordan K002352969 No
s.coll. [s.n.] Spain K000901760 Unknown Type Material Yes
FNH [3326] Israel K002353005 No
Hepper, F.N. [8318] Turkey K002353003 No
Stapf [209] K002352962 No
Täckholm, V.; El Hadidi, M.N.E.; Lahham, J.; Boulos, L. [s.n.] Jordan K002352968 No
Tedd, H.G. [1622] Greece K002303893 No
Smith, R.V. [71/53] Australia K002713866 No
[I. Mlichfufa]; Janka [s.n.] Romania K002640081 No
Gillett, J.B. [16122] Jordan K002352971 No
Hepper, F.N. [13352] Lebanon K002352967 No
s.coll. [s.n.] K000978119 Unknown Type Material Yes
El-Keblawy, A.; Heller, T.M.; Borosova, R. [RB173] United Arab Emirates K002352995 No
Gillett, J.B. [15547] Jordan K002352972 No
Hepper; Davies [13057] West Bank K002352988 No
Guest, E.; Mahalhal, I. [15222] Iraq K002352966 No
Gandoger, M. [7779] K002303894 No
Dickson, V. (Mrs.) [93] Kuwait K002352976 No
Rico, L.; et al. [1874b] Tunisia K000296097 No
Rawi; Gillett [6113] Iraq K002352964 No
Lange, J. [s.n.] Spain K000901762 Unknown Type Material Yes
Bourgeau, E. [282] Spain K000901764 Unknown Type Material Yes
Taylor, T.W.J. [A10] Egypt K002353000 No
Hepper, F.N. [8555] Israel K002353004 No
Gillett, J.B. [15590] Jordan K002352974 No
Rechinger, K.H.; Rechinger, F. [5562] Greece K002352994 No
McDonald, M. [s.n.] Jordan K002352975 No
Hepper, F.N. [12028] Lebanon K002352979 No
Montagne [s.n.] Spain K000901758 Unknown Type Material Yes
Boissier, E. [s.n.] K000901759 Unknown Type Material Yes
Tedd, H.G. [1399] K002303889 No
Omer, S.; Ghafoor, A. [1352] Pakistan K002713853 No
Duthie, J.F. [s.n.] Pakistan K002352997 No
s.coll. [s.n.] Azerbaijan K002352992 No
Hepper, F.N. [8309] Israel K002353002 No
Durieu, M.C. [s.n.] Spain K000978107 Unknown Type Material Yes
Tedd, H.G. [s.n.] Turkey K002303890 No
Duthie, J.F. [8661] Pakistan K002352996 No
Dickson, V. (Mrs.) [93] Kuwait K002352977 No
Tedd, H.G. [1622] K002303891 No
Boulos, L. [s.n.] Qatar K002352986 No
Davis, P.H. [4800] West Bank K002352984 No
Hepper; Davies [13081] West Bank K002352987 No
s.coll. [s.n.] Germany K002640079 No
Collenette, S. [70] Saudi Arabia K002352985 No
Brant, J.; Strangways, W.H.F. [s.n.] Iraq K002352991 No
Bourgeau, E. [282] Spain K000901763 Unknown Type Material Yes


  • Flora of Iraq

    • Ghazanfar, S. A., Edmondson, J. R. (Eds). (2013-2019). Flora of Iraq, Volumes 5.1, 5.2 and 6.0. Kew Publishing
  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at and
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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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