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Abrotanella forsteroides.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Senecioneae
Genus: Abrotanella

Abrotanella is a genus in the family Asteraceae, of 20 species,[1] native to Australia, New Zealand and southern South America.

They are usually small plants, sometimes not reaching more than a few millimeters above the ground, although some form cushions in bolster heaths reaching up to a metre in diameter.

  1. Abrotanella caespitosa Petrie ex Kirk - New Zealand
  2. Abrotanella diemii Cabrera - Argentina
  3. Abrotanella emarginata (Gaudich.) Cass. - Chile, Argentina, Falkland Islands
  4. Abrotanella fertilis Swenson - New Zealand
  5. Abrotanella forsteroides Benth. - New Zealand, Tasmania
  6. Abrotanella inconspicua Hook.f. - New Zealand
  7. Abrotanella linearifolia A.Gray - Tierra del Fuego
  8. Abrotanella linearis Bergg. - New Zealand
  9. Abrotanella muscosa Kirk - New Zealand
  10. Abrotanella nivigena (F.Muell.) F. Muell. ex Benth. - Australia
  11. Abrotanella patearoa Heads - New Zealand
  12. Abrotanella purpurea Swenson - Chile
  13. Abrotanella pusilla Hook.f. - New Zealand
  14. Abrotanella rostrata Swenson - New Zealand
  15. Abrotanella rosulata Hook.f. - Campbell Islands
  16. Abrotanella scapigera (F.Muell.) F. Muell. ex Benth. - Tasmania.
  17. Abrotanella spathulata Hook.f. - Auckland Islands
  18. Abrotanella submarginata A.Gray - Argentina, Chile
  19. Abrotanella trichoachaenia Cabrera - Argentina, Chile
  20. Abrotanella trilobata Swenson - Tierra del Fuego
  • Abrotanella crassipes Skottsb. is synonym of Abrotanella linearifolia A.Gray [1]
  • Abrotanella filiformis Petrie is synonym of Abrotanella linearis Bergg. [1]
  • Abrotanella papuana S.Moore is synonym of Abrotanella nivigena (F.Muell.) F. Muell. ex Benth.
  • Rhamphogyne rhynchocarpa was formerly placed here with the name Abrotanella rhynchocarpa


  1. ^ a b c d "The Plant List". Retrieved 11 November 2012. 


  • Swenson U. 1995. Systematics of Abrotanella, an amphi-Pacific genus of Asteraceae (Senecioneae). Pl. Syst. Evol. 197. (1-4): 149-193.
  • Wagstaff, Steven J.; Breitwieser, Ilse & Swenson, Ulf 2006. Origin and relationships of the austral genus Abrotanella (Asteraceae) inferred from DNA sequences. Taxon 55(1):95-106.

External links[edit]

Data related to Abrotanella at Wikispecies