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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: Heliantheae
Subtribus: Ecliptinae
Genus: Melanthera
Species: M. angustifolia – M. elliptica – M. felicis – M. latifolia – M. lifuana – M. nivea – M. orientalis – M. parvifolia – M. rhombifolia – M. richardsiae – M. robinsonii – M. robusta


Melanthera Rohr, Skr. Naturhist.-Selsk. 2(1): 213–214. (1792)

  • Type species: Melanthera panduriformis Cass. vide Melanthera nivea (L.) Small, Fl. S.E. U.S. [Small]. 1251, 1340. (1903)


Note: Circumscription s.s. and now follows Orchard (2013) & Hassler (2018)


  • Orchard, A.E. 2013. The Wollastonia/Melanthera/Wedelia generic complex (Asteraceae: Ecliptinae), with particular reference to Australia and Malesia. Nuytsia 23: 337-466. Full text PDF Reference page. 
  • 2018. Melanthera Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Feb. 01.
  • Wagner, W.L. & Robinson, H.E. 2001. Lipochaeta and Melanthera (Asteraceae: Heliantheae subtribe Ecliptinae): establishing their natural limits and a synopsis. Brittonia 53(4): 539-61. Full text PDF Reference page. 


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Squarestem
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