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Pale-flowered leafcup
(Polymnia canadensis)[1]
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Tribe: Polymnieae
(H.Rob.) Panero
Genus: Polymnia
Type species
Polymnia canadensis
  • Alymnia Neck.
  • Polymniastrum Lam.

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]

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 Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist Archived 2014-11-06 at archive.today
  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. ^ USDA, NRCS (n.d.). "Polymnia". The PLANTS Database (plants.usda.gov). Greensboro, North Carolina: National Plant Data Team. Retrieved 12 October 2015.
  8. ^ The Plant List/
  9. ^ Biota of North America program 2013 county distribution maps

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