Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum (L.) Hilliard & B.L.Burtt

First published in Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 82: 206 (1981)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Old World. It is an annual and grows primarily in the temperate biome. It is used as animal food and a medicine and for food.


Native to:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Assam, Austria, Azores, Baleares, Baltic States, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Central African Repu, Central European Rus, Chad, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East Aegean Is., Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Free State, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Gulf of Guinea Is., Gulf States, Hainan, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jawa, Kazakhstan, Kermadec Is., Kriti, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lebanon-Syria, Lesotho, Libya, Madagascar, Madeira, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Norfolk Is., North Caucasus, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Queensland, Romania, Réunion, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sicilia, Sinai, South Australia, South European Russi, Spain, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tasmania, Transcaucasus, Tubuai Is., Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Victoria, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Antipodean Is., Arizona, Arkansas, Bolivia, California, Chatham Is., Colombia, Falkland Is., Florida, Galápagos, Jamaica, Louisiana, Mexico Southeast, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Peru, Texas, Tristan da Cunha, Utah, Washington


Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • (2021). epublication.
  • Kiew, R. & al. (eds.) (2021). Malayan Forest Records 49: 1-403.

An alternative taxonomy had been proposed by the following authorities:

  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. [Cited as Helichrysum luteoalbum.]

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Adolphy, K. & al. (2021). Beiträge zur Flora Nordhein-Westfalens aus dem Jahr 2020. Jahrbuch des Bochumer Botanischen Vereins 12: 199-278.
  • Allan, H.A. (1961). Flora of New Zealand 1: 1-1085. Botany division, D.S.I.R., Christchurch.
  • Balkrishna, A. (2018). Flora of Morni Hills (Research & Possibilities): 1-581. Divya Yoga Mandir Trust.
  • Barooah, C. & Ahmed, I. (2014). Plant diversity of Assam. A checklist of Angiosperms and Gymnosperms: 1-599. Assam science technology and environment council, India.
  • Caminho, J., Mutemba, L., Matusse, E., Osborne, J., Wursten, B., Burrows, J., Cianciullo, S., Malatesta, L. & Attorre, F. (2022). An updated checklist of Mozambique’s vascular plants. PhytoKeys 189: 61-80.
  • Mirek, Z., Piękoś-Mirkowa, H., Zając, A. & Zając, M (2020). Vascular plants of Poland an annotated checklist: 1-526. W. Szafer institute of botany, Polish academy of sciences, Krakow, Poland.
  • Pruski, J.F. (ed.) (2018). Flora Mesoamericana 5(2): 1-608. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.
  • Sarder, N.U. & Hassan, M.A. (eds.) (2018). Vascular flora of Chittagong and the Chittagong Hill Tracts 3: 1-978. Bangladesh National Herbarium, Dhaka.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by H. Beentje [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • A.J. Scott in Fl. Mascar. 109: 74, t. 25 (1993).
  • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 213 (1994).
  • Hilliard & B.L. Burtt in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 82: 206 (1981).
  • Hilliard in Flora of Southern Africa 33, 7 (2): 56, fig. 10/3 (1983).
  • Lisowski in Flore d'Afrique Centrale Compositae, Inuleae: 65 (1989).

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 2004 Cheek, M. [10497], Cameroon K000746098 No
Welwitsch [3458], Angola K000274319 Yes
Chile K000500473 Yes
Rwaburindore, P.K. [5002], Uganda K000612941 No
s.coll. [s.n.] K000978238 Yes
Horsfield, T. [33], Jawa K000978239 Yes
Huter, R. [55], Italy K000978231 Yes
Greene, E.L. [5781], New Mexico K000978242 Yes
Strachey, R. [2], India K000978234 Yes
Forster [s.n.], New Zealand K000978241 Yes
Cheeseman, T.F. [32], New Zealand K000978240 Yes
Wallich, N. [2853], India K000978232 Yes
Cope, T.A. [RBG 254], United Kingdom K000914441 Yes
Silva, F. [2949], Bangladesh K000978236 Yes
Silva, F. [2949], Bangladesh K000978237 Yes
Chile K000500474 Yes
Griffith, W. [956] K000978235 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K000978230 syntype Yes
s.coll. [2953], India K000978233 Yes
Baron, R. [3609], Madagascar Gnaphalium diffusum K000274307 isotype Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 2950] Gnaphalium martabanicum K001118252 Yes
Ash [1680], Ethiopia Gnaphalium luteoalbum 34281.000 No
Jan 1, 2010 Kamarul Hisham [59140], Peninsular Malaysia Helichrysum luteoalbum K000705438 No
Kirk, T. [1093], New Zealand South Laphangium luteoalbum K000975815 isosyntype Yes
Webb, W.S. [Cat. no. 2953], India Gnaphalium pallidum K001118257 Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 2953], India Gnaphalium pallidum K001118256 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 2953], India Gnaphalium pallidum K001118255 Yes


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