Wollastonia (Asteraceae)

Wollastonia biflora

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: Wollastonia
Species: W. biflora – W. dentata – W. elongata – W. glabrata – W. scabriuscula – W. serrulata – W. uniflora

Name

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Wollastonia DC. ex Decne., Nouv. Ann. Mus. Hist. Nat. 3: 414; (Herb. Tim. Desc. 86). (1834)

  • Type species: Wollastonia biflora (L.) DC., Prodr. [A. P. de Candolle] 5: 546. (1836)

Synonyms

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  • Heterotypic
    • Anthemiopsis Bojer ex DC. in Prodr. 5: 547, 548 (1836)
    • Aphanopappus Endl. in Gen. Pl., Suppl. 2: 43 (1842)
    • Niebuhria Neck. ex Britten in J. Bot. 39: 68 (1901), nom. illeg.
    • Schizophyllum Nutt. in Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., n.s., 7: 452 (1841)

Distribution

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Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asia, Africa & Australia
      • Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Cambodia, Caroline Is., Chagos Archipelago, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Cocos (Keeling) Is., Comoros, Cook Is., Fiji, Gilbert Is., Hainan, India, Japan, Jawa, Kazan-retto, Korea, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malaya, Maldives, Marianas, Marshall Is., Mozambique, Mozambique Channel I, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, New Caledonia, New South Wales, Nicobar Is., Niue, Norfolk Is., Northern Territory, Ogasawara-shoto, Philippines, Queensland, Samoa, South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Tonga, Tubuai Is., Tuvalu, Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is.
    • Introduced into:
      • Seychelles

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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Primary 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
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Vernacular names

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