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

Aphanactis is a genus of flowering plant in the Asteraceae.[1][2][3][4]

The genus is native to the Andes of northwestern South America, except for one species from southern Mexico.[5]

  1. Aphanactis antisanensis H.Rob. - Ecuador
  2. Aphanactis barclayae H.Rob. - Ecuador
  3. Aphanactis boliviana H.Rob. - Bolivia
  4. Aphanactis cocuyensis Cuatrec. - Colombia
  5. Aphanactis hutchisonii H.Rob. - Peru
  6. Aphanactis jamesoniana Wedd. - Ecuador
  7. Aphanactis ligulata Cuatrec. - Colombia
  8. Aphanactis macdonaldii B.L.Turner - Oaxaca
  9. Aphanactis ollgaardii H.Rob. - Ecuador
  10. Aphanactis piloselloides Cuatrec. - Colombia
  11. Aphanactis villosa S.F.Blake - Ecuador, Peru


  1. ^ Weddell, Hugh Algernon. 1856. Chloris Andina 1(4–6): 142-143. descriptions in Latin, commentary in French.
  2. ^ Tropicos, Aphanactis Wedd.
  3. ^ Idárraga-Piedrahita, A., R. D. C. Ortiz, R. Callejas Posada & M. Merello. (eds.) 2011. Flora de Antioquia: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares 2: 9–939. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín
  4. ^ Luteyn, J. L. 1999. Páramos, a checklist of plant diversity, geographical distribution, and botanical literature. Memoirs of The New York Botanical Garden 84: viii–xv, 1–278
  5. ^ a b Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist