Asteriscus smithii

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Asteriscus smithii


Taxonavigation: Asterales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Euasterids II
Ordo: Asterales

Familia: Asteraceae
Subfamilia: Asteroideae
Tribus: Inuleae
Subtribus: Inulinae
Genus: Asteriscus
Species: Asteriscus smithii


Asteriscus smithii (Webb) Walp., Ann. Bot. Syst. (Walpers) 2(5): 844. 1852.


  • Basionym
    • Odontospermum smithii Webb in Hooker, Niger Fl.: 139. 1849.
      • Typus: [Cape Verde Islands], Monte Grande, St. Nicolas, (Sao Nicolau), 30. March 1822, Forbes 6 (Lectotypus: G-BOIS, designated by Halvorsen, Sommerfeltia 3: 77. 1986).
  • Homotypic
    • Bubonium smithii (Webb) Halvorsen, Sommerfeltia 3: 77. 1986.
    • Nauplius smithii (Webb) Wiklund, Nordic J. Bot. 7: 77. 1987.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Macaronesia
      • Cape Verde Islands (São Nicolau).

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDGW – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: São Nicolau, Monte Gordo aster flower
português: Macela
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