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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: Anthemideae
Subtribus: Pentziinae
Genus: Pentzia
Species: P. arabica – P. argentea – P. bolusii – P. calcarea – P. calva – P. cooperi – P. dentata – P. eenii – P. elegans – P. globosa – P. hesperidum – P. incana – P. lanata – P. laxa – P. limnophila – P. monocephala – P. monodiana – P. nana – P. oppositifolia – P. peduncularis – P. pinnatisecta – P. punctata – P. quinquefida – P. somalensis – P. sphaerocephala – P. spinescens – P. stellata – P. tomentosa – P. tortuosa – P. trifida – P. viridis – P. woodii

Pentzia Thunb., Prodr. Pl. Cap. 2: 145. (1800)

Type species: Pentzia dentata (L.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 3[3]: 166. (1898) originally designated as synonym Pentzia crenata Thunb., (1800)


Asteringa E.Mey. ex DC., Prodr. [A. P. de Candolle] 6: 138. (1838)
Rennera Merxm., Mitt. Bot. Staatssamml. München 2: 335 (1957)
Type: R. limnophila Merxm. (1957) = Pentzia limnophila (Merxm.) Magee, Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 178(4): 644. (2015)


Thunberg, C.P. 1800. Prodromus Plantarum Capensium 145.
Hassler, M. 2017. Pentzia. 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 on the internet. Accessed: 2017 Dec. 01. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2017. Pentzia. Published online. Accessed: Dec. 01 2017.
Magee, A.R., Nicolas, A.N., Tilney, P.M. & Plunkett, G.M. 2015. Phylogenetic relationships and generic realignments in the early diverging subtribe Pentziinae (Asteraceae, Anthemideae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 178(4): 633–647. DOI: 10.1111/boj.12295 Reference page.

Vernacular names
Afrikaans: Stinkkruide
русский: Пентиция

Pentzia is a genus of African plants in the chamomile tribe within the sunflower family.[2][3] One species (P. incana) is naturalized in Australia and in the southwestern United States.[4]

The genus is named for Swedish plant collector Hendrik Christian Pentz, 1738–1803.[4]


Pentzia arabica Thulin
Pentzia argentea Hutch.
Pentzia bolusii Hutch.
Pentzia burchellii Fenzl ex Harv. & Sond.
Pentzia calcarea Kies
Pentzia calva S.Moore
Pentzia cooperi Harv.
Pentzia cotuloides DC.
Pentzia crenata Thunb.
Pentzia dentata (L.) Kuntze
Pentzia elegans DC.
Pentzia globosa Less.
Pentzia hesperidum Maire & Wilczek
Pentzia incana (Thunb.) Kuntze
Pentzia lanata Hutch.
Pentzia microphylla DC.
Pentzia monocephala S.Moore
Pentzia monodiana Maire
Pentzia nana Burch.
Pentzia peduncularis B.Nord.
Pentzia pinnatisecta Hutch.
Pentzia punctata Harv.
Pentzia quinquefida (Thunb.) Less.
Pentzia somalensis E.A.Bruce ex Thulin
Pentzia sphaerocephala DC.
Pentzia spinescens Less.
Pentzia suffruticosa (L.) Hutch.
Pentzia tomentosa B.Nord.
Pentzia tortuosa (DC.) Fenzl ex Harv.
Pentzia trifida Schltr. ex Magee & J.C.Manning
Pentzia trifurcata Sch.Bip.
Pentzia viridis Kies

formerly included[1]

numerous species once considered part of Pentzia now regarded as better suited to other genera: Foveolina Gymnopentzia Inulanthera Myxopappus Oncosiphon Phymaspermum Rennera

Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist Archived 2014-11-06 at archive.today
Thunberg, Carl Peter. 1800. Prodromus plantarum Capensium :quas in promontorio Bonæ Spei Africes, annis 1772-1775 page 145 in Latin
Tropicos, Pentzia Thunb.
David J. Keil. "Pentzia Thunberg, Prodr. Pl. Cap. 145. 1800". Asteraceae. Flora of North America. 19–21. p. 543. ISBN 978-0-19-530563-0.
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