Chloracantha spinosa

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Chloracantha spinosa


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: Astereae
Genus: Chloracantha
Species: Chloracantha spinosa


Chloracantha spinosa (Benth.) G.L.Nesom; 1991


  • Homotypic
    • Aster spinosus Benth. in Pl. Hartw.: 20 (1839)
    • Leucosyris spinosa (Benth.) Greene in Pittonia 3: 244 (1897)
  • Heterotypic
    • Chloracantha australis G.L.Nesom in Phytoneuron 2018-58: 6 (2018)
    • Chloracantha spinosa var. strictospinosa S.D.Sundb. in Phytologia 70: 389 (1991)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Southern USA
      • Arizona, California, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Central America
      • Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panamá

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


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: spiny aster
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