Pentachaeta (Asteraceae)

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Pentachaeta lyonii


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
Subtribus: Pentachaetinae
Genus: Pentachaeta
Species: P. alsinoides – P. aurea – P. bellidiflora – P. exilis – P. fragilis – P. lyonii


Pentachaeta Nutt., Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc. ser. 2, 7: 336. (1840)

  • Type species: Pentachaeta aurea Nutt., Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc. ser. 2, 7: 336. (1840)


  • Heterotypic
    • Aphantochaeta A.Gray in Pacif. Railr. Rep. Whipple, Bot. 4(5; 4): 99 (1857)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Southwestern USA
      • California
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Northwest

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


Primary references[edit]

  • Nuttall, T. 1840. Descriptions of new species and genera of plants in the natural order of the Compositae, collected in a tour across the continent to the Pacific, a residence in Oregon, and a visit to the Sandwich Islands and upper California, during the years 1834 and 1835. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, held at Philadelphia, for promoting useful knowledge, n.s.[new series][ser. 2], 7: 283–453. BHL Reference page. : 7: 336


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Pygmy Daisy
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