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Epalites divaricata


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: Inuleae
Subtribus: Plucheinae
Genus: Epaltes
Species: E. brasiliensis – E. cunninghamii – E. divaricata – E. madagascariensis – E. mattfeldii – E. mexicana – E. pygmaea



Epaltes Cass., Bull. Sci. Soc. Philom. Paris 1818: 139. (1818)

  • Type species: Epaltes divaricata (L.) Cass., Dict. Sci. Nat., ed. 2. [F. Cuvier] 15: 7. (1819)


  • Homotypic
    • Erigerodes Kuntze in Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 335 (1891), nom. superfl.
  • Heterotypic
    • Ethuliopsis F.Muell. in Fragm. 2: 154 (1861)
    • Gynaphanes Steetz in W.C.H.Peters, Naturw. Reise Mossambique 6(Bot., 2): 457 (1864)
    • Pachythelia Steetz in W.C.H.Peters, Naturw. Reise Mossambique 6(Bot., 2): 453 (1864)
    • Poilania Gagnep. in Bull. Soc. Bot. France 71: 56 (1924)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Brazil
      • Brazil North, Brazil Northeast
    • Regional: Caribbean
      • Cuba
    • Regional: Central America
      • Guatemala
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest
  • Continental: Asia-Temoerate
    • Regional: Indian subcontinent
      • India, Sri Lanka
  • Continental: Asia-Tropical
    • Regional: Southwestern Asia
      • Hainan, Jawa, Leeward Is., Myanmar, Vietnam, Windward Is.
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Western Indin Ocean
      • Madagascar
  • Continental: Australasia
    • Regional: Australia
      • New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria
    • Introduced into:
      • Gulf of Guinea Is.

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



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