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Pale-flowered leafcup
(Polymnia canadensis)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Tribe: Polymnieae[2]
Genus: Polymnia
Type species
Polymnia canadensis

Polymnia is a genus of American plants in the sunflower family.[3][4][5] It is the only genus in the tribe Polymnieae.[6] Several species are known by the common name leafcup[7]

  1. Polymnia aspera (Mart.) Mart. ex DC. - Mexico
  2. Polymnia canadensis L. - Ontario, much of eastern + central United States
  3. Polymnia cocuyensis Cuatrec. - Boyacá in Colombia
  4. Polymnia cossatotensis Pittman & V.M.Bates - Arkansas
  5. Polymnia johnbeckii D.Estes - Tennessee
  6. Polymnia laevigata Beadle - MO KY TN AL GA FL
  7. Polymnia quichensis J.M.Coult. - Costa Rica, Guatemala
  8. Polymnia sonchifolia Poepp. - Bolivia
formerly included[2]

numerous species now in other genera: Axiniphyllum Berlandiera Didelta Guizotia Melampodium Montanoa Rumfordia Smallanthus Sphagneticola Unxia


  1. ^ 1913 illustration from Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 3: 458. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc. -
  2. ^ a b c d Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist
  3. ^ Linnaeus, Carl von. 1753. Species Plantarum 2: 926 in Latin
  4. ^ Tropicos, Polymnia L.
  5. ^ Flora of North America Vol. 21 Page 39 Polymnia Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 926. 1753; Gen. Pl. ed. 5, 396. 1754.
  6. ^ Asteroideae - Taxonomy
  7. ^ "Polymnia". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 12 October 2015. 
  8. ^ The Plant List/
  9. ^ Biota of North America program 2013 county distribution maps

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