Centrapalus pauciflorus

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The status, affinity, scope or nomenclature of this taxon is disputed.

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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: Vernonioideae
Tribus: Vernonieae
Subtribus: Centrapalinae
Genus :Centrapalus
Species: Centrapalus pauciflorus



Centrapalus pauciflorus (Willd.) H.Rob., Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 112(1): 236 (1999)


  • Basionym
    • Conyza pauciflora Willd. Sp. Pl., ed. 4 [Willdenow] 3(3): 1927. (1803)
  • Homotypic
    • Vernonia pauciflora (Willd.) Less. Linnaea 4: 314. (1829) non Poir. (1817)
  • Heterotypic
    • Centrapalus galamensis Cass. Dict. Sci. Nat., ed. 2. [F. Cuvier] 7: 383. (1817)
    • Vernonia galamensis Less. Linnaea 4: 314. (1829)
    • Vernonia petitiana A.Rich. Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 373. (1848)
    • Vernonia afromontana R.E.Fr. Acta Horti Berg. ix. 116 (1928)
    • Vernonia zernyi Gilli Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 78: 165. (1974)

Note: Not all secondary sources accept this combination preferring Vernonia galamensis and its subspecies (Hassler, 2017). However, this is contradictory, as there is almost universal agreement that all species of Vernonia, except those originating in the northern Americas, have to be recircumscribed to other genera - see Robinson (1999). The problem appears to be that the type species, Centrapalus africanus, has been transferred to Vernonella africana by Robinson & Skvarla (2010).