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Zexmenia hispida flower 1.jpg
Wedelia hispida
Scientific classification

Jacq.[2] 1760, conserved name, not Loefl. 1758 (Nyctaginaceae)[3]
Type species
Wedelia fructicosa

Wedelia is a flowering plant genus in the sunflower family.[6][4] They are one of the genera commonly called "creeping-oxeyes".[7]

The genus is named in honor of German botanist and physician Georg Wolfgang Wedel, 1645–1721.[8][9]


There are difficulties regarding the classification of this genus for its affinities are uncertain. Further studies are needed to clarify its taxonomic and phylogenetic relationships.[10][11]

Many species were once considered part of Wedelia but have been now transferred to other genera, including Angelphytum, Aspilia, Baltimora, Blainvillea, Chrysogonum, Eclipta, Elaphandra, Eleutheranthera, Guizotia, Heliopsis, Kingianthus, Lasianthaea, Melampodium, Melanthera, Moonia, Sphagneticola, Synedrella, Tuberculocarpus, Verbesina, Viguiera, Villanova, Wollastonia and Zexmenia.[5]

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  1. ^ "Genus Wedelia". Taxonomy. UniProt. Retrieved 2011-02-14.
  2. ^ "Genus: Wedelia Jacq". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2007-10-05. Retrieved 2011-02-14.
  3. ^ Tropicos, search for Wedelia
  4. ^ a b Tropicos, Wedelia Jacq.
  5. ^ a b c Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist
  6. ^ Jacquin, Nicolaus Joseph von. 1760. Enumeratio systematica plantarumquas in insulis Caribaeis vicinaque Americes continente detexit nouas, aut iam cognitas emandauit 8, 28 in Latin
  7. ^ a b "Wedelia". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2011-02-14.
  8. ^ Flora of North America Vol. 21 Page 125, Wedelia Jacquin, Enum. Syst. Pl. 8, 28. 1760.
  9. ^ Quattrocchi, Umberto (2000). CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names: Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology. IV R-Z. Taylor & Francis US. p. 2823. ISBN 978-0-8493-2678-3.
  10. ^ Phylogenetic relationships of subtribe Ecliptinae - American Journal of Botany
  11. ^ Orchard, Anthony E. 2013. The Wollastonia/Melanthera/Wedelia generic concept (Asteraceae:Ecliptinae), with particular reference to Australia and Malesia. Nuytsia 23:337-466 (as Acunniana procumbens (DC.) Orchard),
  12. ^ "Species Records of Wedelia". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2011-02-14.

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