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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Heliantheae[1]
Genus: Parthenice
Binomial name
Parthenice mollis

Parthenice is a genus of flowering plants in the sunflower family.[2][3][4][5]


There is only one known species, Parthenice mollis,[1] the annual monsterwort,[6] native to Arizona (Pima, Santa Cruz, + Cochise Counties)[7] and northwestern Mexico (Sonora, Chihuahua, Sinaloa, Baja California Sur).

  1. Parthenice mollis var. mollis - Arizona, Sonora, Chihuahua, Sinaloa
  2. Parthenice mollis var. peninsularis Sauck - Baja California Sur


  1. ^ a b c Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist
  2. ^ Gray, Asa. 1853. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge 5(6): 85–86 generic description in Latin, specific description in English
  3. ^ Tropicos, Parthenice A. Gray
  4. ^ Flora of North America, Vol. 21 Page 23 Parthenice A. Gray, Smithsonian Contr. Knowl. 5(6): 85. 1853.
  5. ^ Sauck, J. R. 1975. Distribution, chromosomes, and taxonomy of Parthenice mollis (Compositae). Madroño 23: 227–234.
  6. ^ "Parthenice mollis". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 14 September 2015. 
  7. ^ Biota of North America Program 2013 county distribution map