Metalasia muricata

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Metalasia muricata


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: Gnaphalieae
Genus: Metalasia
Species: Metalasia muricata


Metalasia muricata (L.) R.Br., Observ. Compositae 124. 1817 [before Sep 1817] ; a preprint from Trans. Linn. Soc. London 12(1): 75–142. (1817 publ. 25 Feb 1818). Also see D. Don, in Mem. Wern. Soc. v. (1826) 557


  • Gnaphalium fasciculatum Lam.
  • Gnaphalium muricatum Thunb.
  • Gnaphalium polyanthos Thunb.
  • Gnaphalium umbellatum Schrank
  • Helichrysum saturejifolium Berg. ex Moench
  • Metalasia cristata DC.
  • Metalasia cymosa Cass.
  • Metalasia ericoides Sieber ex DC.
  • Metalasia phylicoides D. Don
  • Metalasia umbellata Cass.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Southern Africa
      • South Africa (Cape Prov.)

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



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