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Chrysanthemoides monilifera (Rondevlei Nature Reserve, South Africa).jpg
Chrysanthemoides monilifera
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Calenduleae
Genus: Chrysanthemoides
Fabr. 1759 not Medik. 1789

Chrysanthemoides is one of eight genera of the Calenduleae,[1][2] with a centre of diversity in South Africa. The genera contains only two species, but is known for the invasive "Bitou Bush" Chrysanthemoides monilifera. Studies of this genus have determined that there is a large amount of genetic variation between populations, suggesting an extreme adaptive capability in the plants.[3] Some of these variations are recognised, such as Chrysanthemoides monilifera subsp. rotundata.

The name "Chrysanthemoides" means "having the appearance of chrysanthemum".

  1. Chrysanthemoides incana (Burm.f.) Norl. - Cape Provinces, Namibia
  2. Chrysanthemoides monilifera (L.) Norl. - Cape Provinces; naturalized in parts of western Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Chile


  1. ^ Fabricius, Philipp Conrad. 1759. Enumeratio Methodica Plantarum 79
  2. ^ Tropicos, Chrysanthemoides Fabr.
  3. ^ Barker, N. P, Von Senger, I, Howis, S, Zachariades, C, Ripley, B. S.(2005) Plant Phylogeography based on rDNA ITS sequence Data: Two Examples from the Asteraceae Regnum Vegetabile, 143: 217-244
  4. ^ Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist