Asteriscus (plant)

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Nauplius sericeus0.jpg
Asteriscus sericeus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Inuleae
Genus: Asteriscus
Tourn. ex Mill.

Asteriscus is a genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae.[2][3]


The genus is native to Europe, North Africa, Macaronesia, and the Middle East.[1][4]

  1. Asteriscus aquaticus (L.) Less. - Mediterranean, Canary Islands
  2. Asteriscus daltonii (Webb) Walp. - Cape Verde
  3. Asteriscus graveolens (Forssk.) Less. - North Africa, Middle East, Canary Islands
  4. Asteriscus imbricatus (Cav.) DC. - Morocco
  5. Asteriscus intermedius (DC.) Pit. & Proust - Canary Islands
  6. Asteriscus pinifolius Maire & Wilczek - Morocco
  7. Asteriscus schultzii (Bolle) Pit. & Proust - Western Sahara, Morocco, Canary Islands
  8. Asteriscus sericeus (L.f.) DC. - Canary Islands
  9. Asteriscus smithii (Webb) Walp. - Cape Verde
formerly included[1]

several species transferred to Pallenis or Rhanterium, most notably


  1. ^ a b c Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Miller, Philip. 1754. Gardeners Dictionary, Abridged, fourth edition
  3. ^ Tropicos, Asteriscus Tourn. ex Mill.
  4. ^ Altervista Flora Italiana, genere Asteriscus includes photos and European distribution maps

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