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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Calenduleae
Genus: Tripteris

Tripteris Less. is one of eight genera of the Calenduleae, with its center of diversity in South Africa. This genus was once classified as a subgenus under Osteospermum, but was separated in 1999.[1]


There are 22 species of Tripteris. Some of these species include:
Tripteris amplectens Harv.
Tripteris clandestina Less.
Tripteris flexuosa Harv.
Tripteris hyoseroides DC.
Tripteris leptoloba Harv.
Tripteris pachypteris Harv.
Tripteris sinuata DC.[2]
Tripteris burchellii Hook.f.


  1. ^ Nordenstam, B. and Trift, I. (1999) A phylogenetic Study of the Calenduleae (Asteraceae), XVI International Botanical Congress Session 3.9.6: 3885
  2. ^ USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: