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This genus is accepted, and its native range is New World.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FSOM]

M. Thulin. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1–4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Distribution
Genus of about 300 species in North and South America.
Morphology General Habit
Herbs or shrubs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite or alternate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula solitary or few and corymbose or paniculate, radiate or discoid; phyllaries 2–6-seriate; receptacle with paleae
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets female or sterile; disk florets bisexual, tubular, 5-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes flat, winged; pappus of mostly 2 awns.

Native to:

Alabama, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Arkansas, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, California, Cayman Is., Chile Central, Chile North, Colombia, Colorado, Costa Rica, Cuba, Delaware, District of Columbia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Florida, Georgia, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Jamaica, Kansas, Kentucky, Leeward Is., Louisiana, Maryland, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Nicaragua, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Panamá, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Puerto Rico, Rhode I., South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Turks-Caicos Is., Uruguay, Utah, Venezuela, Virginia, West Virginia, Windward Is., Wisconsin, Wyoming

Introduced into:

Algeria, Belgium, Botswana, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Free State, Germany, Great Britain, Hawaii, India, Japan, Jawa, Korea, Line Is., Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia, New Guinea, New South Wales, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Queensland, Rodrigues, Réunion, Saudi Arabia, Sinai, South Australia, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, Victoria, West Siberia, Zimbabwe

Verbesina L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Saint-Hilaire, A. [C2/1555], Brazil K001031185
Heringer, E.P. [18145], Brazil K001031183
Glaziou, M. [11040], Brazil K001031184
Martinelli, G. [16468], Brazil K001031182

First published in Sp. Pl.: 901 (1753)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —Benth & Hook. f. Gen. Pl. 2: 379.

Flora of Somalia

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

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0