Melanthera nivea

Taxonavigation

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Taxonavigation: Asterales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Campanulids
Ordo: Asterales

Familia: Asteraceae
Subfamilia: Asteroideae
Tribus: Heliantheae
Subtribus: Ecliptinae
Genus: Melanthera
Species: M. latifolia – M. lituana – M. nivea – M. parvifolia – M. robusta – M. taiwanensis

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Name

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Melanthera Rohr, Skr. Naturhist.-Selsk. 2(1): 213–214. (1792)

  • Type species: Melanthera panduriformis Cass. vide Melanthera nivea (L.) Small, Fl. S.E. U.S. [Small]. 1251, 1340. (1903)

Synonyms

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  • Heterotypic
    • Echinocephalum Gardner in London J. Bot. 7: 294 (1848)
    • Melananthera Michx. in Fl. Bor.-Amer. 2: 106 (1803)

Note: Circumscription s.s. and now follows Orchard (2013) & Hassler (2018)

Distribution

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Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asia & America
      • Alabama, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Cayman Is., Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Florida, Georgia, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Japan, Kentucky, Leeward Is., Louisiana, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mississippi, Nansei-shoto, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Taiwan, Trinidad-Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, Windward Is.
    • Introduced into:
      • Illinois

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

References

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Primary references

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Additional references

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  • Orchard, A.E. 2013. The Wollastonia/Melanthera/Wedelia generic complex (Asteraceae: Ecliptinae), with particular reference to Australia and Malesia. Nuytsia 23: 337-466. Full text PDF Reference page
  • Wagner, W.L. & Robinson, H.E. 2001. Lipochaeta and Melanthera (Asteraceae: Heliantheae subtribe Ecliptinae): establishing their natural limits and a synopsis. Brittonia 53(4): 539-61. Full text PDF Reference page
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Vernacular names

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English: Squarestem
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