Robinsonia (Asteraceae)

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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: Senecioneae
Subtribus: Senecioninae
Genus: Robinsonia
Species: R. berteroi – R. evenia – R. gayana – R. gracilis – R. longifolia – R. macrocephala – R. masafuerae – R. thurifera


Robinsonia DC., Arch. Bot. (Paris) 2: 333. (1833) nom. cons.


Note: Pelser et al., 2010) present evidence to suggest that this genus is deeply nested in Senecio and they formally provide combinations in order to sink the genus, if required. However, see Hassler (2018) who prefer to maintain its separation, therefore this taxonomy is only an opinion.


  • Hassler, M. 2018. Robinsonia. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World (2019). In: Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi, J., Penev L., eds. 2018. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Jan. 22.
  • Christenhusz, M.J.M. 2010. Index to new taxa and nomenclatural acts in Phytotaxa 5. Phytotaxa, 5: 64. PDF
  • Pelser, P.B. et al. 2010. The fate of Robinsonia (Asteraceae): sunk in Senecio, but still monophyletic? Phytotaxa, 5: 31–46. Preview