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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Tribe: Senecioneae
Genus: Oresbia
Species: O. heterocarpa
Cron & B.Nord. (2006)
Type species
Oresbia heterocarpa Cron & B.Nord. (2006)

Cineraria tomentosa Less.
Senecio lantus L.f.
Sources: UniProt,[1] IPNI,[2] Novon[3]

Oresbia heterocarpa is the perennial plant that is the only species in the South African native genus[3] Oresbia and member of the tribe Senecioneae in the family Asteraceae.[4]


Leaves are without petiole and directly attached to the stem, smooth margins and with thick hair underneath. Having more than one form of flower starting with a four-winged ray floret which matures into a one-seeded, one-celled, fruits which remain closed at maturity; an achene with the calyx tube remaining attached.[3]


  1. ^ UniProt. "Genus Oresbia". Retrieved 2008-06-29. 
  2. ^ International Organization for Plant Information (IOPI). "Plant Name Search Results" (HTML). International Plant Names Index. Retrieved 2008-06-29. 
  3. ^ a b c Nordenstam, Bertil; Cron, Glynis V. (July 2006). "Oresbia, a New South African Genus of the Asteraceae, Senecioneae". Novon: A Journal for Botanical Nomenclature. 16 (2): 216–223. doi:10.1043/1055-3177(2006)16[216:OANSAG]2.0.CO;2. Retrieved 2008-06-29. 
  4. ^ The International Compositae Alliance. "Genera of Compositae" (PDF). Bergius Botanic Garden and Stockholm University. Retrieved 2008-06-29. 

External links[edit]

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