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Not to be confused with Aegletes.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Astereae
Genus: Egletes
Type species
Egletes domingensis
  • Eyselia Reichb.
  • Xerobius Cass.
  • Platystephium Gardner

Egletes (tropic daisy) is a genus of flowering plant in the Asteraceae family. It is native to South America, Mesoamerica, and the West Indies, with the range of one species barely crossing the US border into the extreme southern part of Texas.[1][2][3]

  1. Egletes domingensis Cass. - Hispaniola
  2. Egletes floribunda Poepp. - Amazonas State in Brazil
  3. Egletes florida Shinners - Venezuela, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago
  4. Egletes humifusa Less. - Ecuador
  5. Egletes liebmannii Sch.Bip. ex Hemsl. - Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, Mexico
  6. Egletes obovata Benth. ex Oerst. - Colombia
  7. Egletes prostrata (Sw.) Kuntze - West Indies, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, northern Brazil
  8. Egletes repens Shinners - Venezuela, Colombia
  9. Egletes tenuifolia Cuatrec. - Colombia
  10. Egletes viscosa (L.) Less. - Texas, Mexico, Central America, West Indies, South America


  1. ^ Cassini, Alexandre Henri Gabriel de. 1817. Bulletin des Sciences, par la Societe Philomatique 1817: 153 in French
  2. ^ A. A. Anderberg; B. G. Baldwin; R. G. Bayer; et al. (2007). "Egletes Cass.". In Joachim W. Kadereit; Charles Jeffrey. Flowering plants: Eudicots; Asterales. The families and genera of vascular plants. 8. Springer. p. 306. ISBN 978-3-540-31050-1. 
  3. ^ Tropicos, Egletes Cass.