Pfaffia helichrysoides

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Pfaffia helichrysoides


Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Amaranthaceae s.l.
Cladus: Amaranthaceae s.str.
Subfamilia: Gomphrenoideae
Genus: Pfaffia
Species: Pfaffia helichrysoides



Pfaffia helichrysoides (Moq.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 544. (1891), as "helichrysodes"


  • Basionym
    • Gomphrena helichrysoides Moq., Prodr. [A. P. de Candolle] 13(2): 391. (1849)
  • Heterotypic (ref. Hassler 2019)
    • Gomphrena gnaphalioides var. floccosa Seub., Fl. Bras. (Martius) 5(1): 198, t. 60. (1875)
    • Gomphrena gnaphalioides var. planifolia Seub., Fl. Bras. (Martius) 5(1): 198, t. 59, fig. 2. (1875)
    • Pfaffia gnaphalioides f. subferruginea O.Stützer, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 88: 26. (1935)
    • Pfaffia gnaphaloides var. floccosa (Seub.) O.Stützer
    • Pfaffia gnaphaloides var. planifolia (Seub.) O.Stützer


Native distribution areas:
  • Southern America
    • Western South America
      • Bolivia
    • Brazil
      • Brazil South
    • Southern South America
      • Argentina Northeast, Paraguay

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



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