Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Perennial (rarely annual) rhizomatous aromatic herbs or subshrubs. Leaves cauline, alternate, pinnatifid to pinnatisect, rarely entire or toothed. Capitula pedunculate, ovoid to hemispherical, solitary or in terminal corymbs; involucral bracts 3-seriate, unequal, herbaceous with scarious margins; receptacle flat or convex, naked. Outer florets usually female, 1-seriate, tubular and 3-lobed, or ligulate, white or yellow; inner florets bisexual, 5-lobed, glandular, yellow; anthers obtuse at base, with ovate apical appendages; style bilobed, branches linear, recurved, papillose at apex. Cypselas obloid, compressed, 5–12-ribbed, glandular; pappus a crown of fused membranous scales, rarely absent.

About 150 species, from Europe, Asia, northern Africa and North America; 3 species naturalised in Australia.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Asteraceae. 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
Higher taxa
genus Tanacetum
Subordinate taxa