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R. catananche syn. Chrysanthemopsis catananche
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Tribe: Anthemideae
Genus: Rhodanthemum
B.H.Wilcox, K.Bremer & Humphries
Type species
Rhodanthemum arundanum

Rhodanthemum syn. Chrysanthemopsis, Pyrethropsis (Moroccan daisy), is a genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae, mostly native to exposed rocky places in Northern Africa (Morocco and Algeria). Formerly included in either Chrysanthemum or Leucanthemum, the 10 or 15 species of Rhodanthemum display many similarities to their former congeners, with composite daisy-like flowers. They are mat-forming, prostrate perennials or subshrubs, and some are cultivated as ornamental plants.[1]

The botanical name comes from the Greek ῥόδον (rose) + ἄνθεμον (flower).[2][3]


The International Plant Names Index lists the following species:[4]


  1. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964.
  2. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. p. 224. ISBN 9781845337315.
  3. ^ Shorter Oxford English dictionary, 6th ed. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. 2007. p. 3804. ISBN 0199206872.
  4. ^ "Search for "Rhodanthemum"". International Plant Names Index (IPNI). Retrieved 2019-07-20.