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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Temperate & Subtropical.
Gnaphalium L.


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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial or annual herbs, woolly in most parts; stems weak
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, mostly narrow, margins flat, eglandular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
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
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Outer florets yellow or cream, female; inner florets hermaphrodite, fewer than the outer, yellow (rarely mauve), lobes hairy, style branches truncate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
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, Assam, Austria, Baltic States, Bangladesh, 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, East Himalaya, 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

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
Prance, G.T. [59267], Brazil K001107728
Skvortzov, B. [3], Brazil K001107729
Skvortzov, B. [4], Brazil K001107730
Skvortzov, B. [2], Brazil K001107731
Spruce, R. [6276], Brazil K001058971
Rambo, B. [48982], Brazil K001107727
Skvortzov, B. [1], Brazil K001107733
Spruce, R. [5807], Ecuador K000200700
Spruce, R. [s.n.], Ecuador K000200834
Skvortzov, B. [5], Brazil K001107732

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

  • 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)
  • in K. Bremer, Asteraceae Clad. & Class.: 358 (1994)

Colombian resources for Plants made Accessible

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa

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