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  1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Gnaphalium L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Europe, Asia-Tropical, Africa, Antarctic, Southern America, Northern America, Australasia and Asia-Temperate..


    Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

    Perennial or annual herbs, woolly in most parts; stems weak
    Leaves alternate, mostly narrow, margins flat, eglandular
    Capitula terminal or in terminal racemes, disciform, few together, sometimes surrounded by a whorl of leaves; stalks of individual capitula usually absent; phyllaries in few series, brownish, flat, stereome undivided or with a few streaks, distal part of lamina (at least in inner series) opaque or pellucid; receptacle epaleate
    Outer florets yellow or cream, female; inner florets hermaphrodite, fewer than the outer, yellow (rarely mauve), lobes hairy, style branches truncate
    Achenes glabrous or hairy, not mucilaginous; pappus of barbellate bristles in 1 row, coherent by the basal cilia, caducous with the floret.



    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Alaska, Albania, Alberta, Algeria, Altay, Amur, Angola, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Austria, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Botswana, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Burundi, Buryatiya, California, Cape Provinces, Central European Rus, Chad, Chile Central, Chile South, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Colombia, Colorado, Connecticut, Corse, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East European Russia, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Is., Finland, France, Free State, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Greenland, Hainan, Hungary, Iceland, Idaho, Illinois, India, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Jawa, Kamchatka, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Kenya, Khabarovsk, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Krym, Kuril Is., KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lebanon-Syria, Lesotho, Madagascar, Magadan, Maine, Manchuria, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Minnesota, Mongolia, Montana, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Nebraska, Nepal, Netherlands, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Guinea, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, Newfoundland, North Caucasus, North Dakota, North European Russi, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Northwest European R, Norway, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Pennsylvania, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Queensland, Québec, Rhode I., Romania, Rwanda, Sakhalin, Saskatchewan, Sicilia, South Australia, South Dakota, South European Russi, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tasmania, Thailand, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tristan da Cunha, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Uganda, Ukraine, Utah, Vermont, Victoria, Vietnam, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, West Virginia, Western Australia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Yukon, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Cayman Is., Costa Rica, Cuba, Guyana, Honduras, Mauritania, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Senegal, Venezuela

    Accepted Species

    Other Data

    Gnaphalium L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Rico, L. [1524], Bolivia K000295161
    Spruce, R. [6279], Ecuador K000200698
    Spruce, R. [6277], Ecuador K000200699
    Spruce, R. [5807], Ecuador K000200700
    Spruce, R. [s.n.], Ecuador K000200834
    Prance, G.T. [59267], Brazil K001107728
    Rambo, B. [48982], Brazil K001107727
    Skvortzov, B. [3], Brazil K001107729
    Skvortzov, B. [4], Brazil K001107730
    Skvortzov, B. [2], Brazil K001107731
    Skvortzov, B. [5], Brazil K001107732
    Skvortzov, B. [1], Brazil K001107733
    Spruce, R. [6276], Brazil K001058971


    First published in Sp. Pl.: 850 (1753)

    Accepted by

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


    Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • —F.T.A. 3: 341.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • in K. Bremer, Asteraceae Clad. & Class.: 358 (1994)
    • Anderb. in Opera Bot. 104: 167 (1991)
    • Hilliard in J.L.S. 82: 267-292 (1981)
    • L., Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 368 (1754)
    • Sp. Pl.: 850 (1753)


    Colombian resources for Plants made Accessible

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa

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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 2020. Published on the Internet at and
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.