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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Campanulids
Ordo: Asterales

Familia: Asteraceae
Subfamilia: Asteroideae
Tribus: Astereae
Subtribus: Homochrominae
Genus: Amellus
Species: A. alternifolius – A. asteroides – A. capensis – A. coilopodius – A. epaleaceus – A. flosculosus – A. microglossus – A. nanus – A. reductus – A. strigosus – A. tenuifolius – A. tridactylus

Amellus L. (1759), nom. cons.

Type species: A. lychnitis L.


Linnaeus, C. 1759: Syst. Nat., ed. 10, 1225, 1377.

Amellus is a genus of flowering plants in the family, Asteraceae described as a genus by Linnaeus in 1759.[2][3]

Amellus is native to southern Africa (South Africa, Namibia, Botswana).[4]


Amellus alternifolius Roth - Cape Province
Amellus asteroides (L.) Druce - Cape Province
Amellus capensis (Walp.) Hutch. - Cape Province
Amellus coilopodius DC. - Cape Province
Amellus epaleaceus O.Hoffm. - Namibia, Cape Province
Amellus flosculosus DC. - Namibia, Cape Province
Amellus microglossus DC. - Cape Province; naturalised in Britain
Amellus nanus DC. - Namibia, Cape Province
Amellus reductus Rommel - Namibia, Botswana
Amellus strigosus (Thunb.) Less. - Cape Province
Amellus tenuifolius Burm.f. - Cape Province
Amellus tridactylus DC. - Cape Province, Free State


Tropicos, search for Amellus
Linnaeus, Carl von. 1759. Systema Naturae, Editio Decima 2: 1225, 1377
Tropicos, Amellus L.
"Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist". Archived from the original on 2014-11-05. Retrieved 2014-11-05.
The Plant List, search for Amellus

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