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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: Chrysopsidinae
Genus: Chrysopsis
Species: C. delaneyi – C. floridana – C. godfreyi – C. gossypina – C. highlandsensis – C. lanuginosa – C. latisquamea – C. linearifolia – C. mariana – C. oregona – C. scabrella – C. subulata
Name

Chrysopsis (Nutt.) Elliott, Sketch Bot. S. Carolina [Elliott] 2: 333. (1823) nom. et typ. cons. against Diplogon Raf. and Diplopappus Cass.

Type species: Chrysopsis mariana Elliott, Sketch Bot. S. Carolina [Elliott] 2: 335. (1823)

Synonyms

Basionym
Inula subg. Chrysopsis Nutt. Gen. N. Amer. Pl. 2: 150. (1818)

References

Elliott S. 1824. A Sketch of the Botany of South-Carolina and Georgia 2(4): 333–339.
Hassler, M. 2017. Chrysopsis. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2017. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2017 Dec 10. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2017. Chrysopsis. Published online. Accessed: Dec. 10 2017.
Tropicos.org 2017. Chrysopsis. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 10 Dec. 2017.

Vernacular names
English: Goldenaster
русский: Хризопсис

Chrysopsis (golden asters), are plants in the family Asteraceae native to the southern and eastern United States. All the species are found in Florida, although some are found in other states as well.[2][3][4]

These are annual and perennial herbs bearing daisy-like flower heads with yellow disc florets and usually yellow ray florets. Some species formerly classified in this genus are now included in other genera: Heterotheca, Pityopsis, Stenotus, Ionactis, Aster, Eucephalus, Erigeron, Machaeranthera, Croptilon, Xanthisma, Oclemena, Bradburia, Oxypappus, Arnica, Helichrysopsis.[1]

Golden asters are often used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Schinia petulans (which feeds exclusively on Chrysopsis subulata).

Accepted species[1][4]

Chrysopsis delaneyi - DeLaney's golden aster - Florida
Chrysopsis floridana - Florida golden aster - Florida
Chrysopsis godfreyi - Godfrey's golden aster - Florida, Alabama
Chrysopsis gossypina - Cottony golden aster - from Florida north to Virginia and west to Louisiana
Chrysopsis highlandsensis - Highlands County golden aster - Florida
Chrysopsis lanuginosa - Lynn Haven golden aster - Florida
Chrysopsis latisquamea - Pineland golden aster - Florida
Chrysopsis linearifolia - Narrowleaf golden aster - Florida
Chrysopsis mariana - Maryland golden aster - from Florida north to New York + Ohio, west to Texas
Chrysopsis scabrella - Coastal plain golden aster - Florida, Carolinas
Chrysopsis subulata - Scrubland golden aster - Florida

References

Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist Archived 2014-11-14 at archive.today
Elliott, Stephen. 1823. Sketch of the Botany of South-Carolina and Georgia 2(4): 333–339 short descriptions in Latin, longer descriptions in English
Tropicos, Chrysopsis (Nutt.) Elliott
Biota of north America Program 2013 county distribution maps

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