Chrysanthemoides

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Shrubs. Leaves alternate, entire to dentate, flat, petiolate, glabrous to cottony. Capitula heterogamous, radiate, in terminal corymbs or corymbose panicles; involucral bracts mainly herbaceous but with scarious margins, in 2–3 unequal rows, reflexed in fruit; receptacle c. convex, ebracteate, glabrous. Outer florets ligulate, female, uniseriate, yellow; disc florets functionally male, tubular, 5-lobed, yellow, anthers tailed, style minutely bifid. Fruit a globose drupe, with an outer fleshy layer surrounding a bony endocarp; pappus absent.

2 species, native to southern Africa and tropical east Africa; 1 species naturalised in Australia.

Source: Short, P.S. (1999). Chrysanthemoides. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
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