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Calocephalus

Calocephalus

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Calocephalus
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Species

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Calocephalus is a genus of annuals, perennial herbs and shrubs, in the family Asteraceae. The genus, which is endemic to Australia, was first formally described by botanist Robert Brown in 1817.

There are 14 species, including:

* Calocephalus aervoides (F.Muell.) Benth. (Woolly Beauty-heads)
* Calocephalus citreus Less. (Lemon Beauty-heads)
* Calocephalus francisii (F.Muell.) Benth. (Fine-leaf Beauty-heads
* Calocephalus knappii (F.Muell.) Ewart & Jean White
* Calocephalus lacteus Less. (Milky Beauty-heads)
* Calocephalus multiflorus (Turcz.) Benth. (Yellow-top)
* Calocephalus platycephalus (F.Muell.) Benth. (Billybuttons, Yellow Top, Western Beauty-heads)
* Calocephalus sonderi (Pale Beauty-heads)

Some species which were formerly included in the genus have been transferred to Blenosperra, Gilruthia, Gnephosis, Leucophyta or Rhodanthe.

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