Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Asterales
Familia: Asteraceae
Subfamilia: Asteroideae
Tribus: Coreopsideae
Genus: Thelesperma
Species: T. curvicarpum - T. filifolium - T. trifidum


Thelesperma Less.

Thelesperma is a genus of flowering plants in the aster family, Asteraceae. Members of the genus are used by a number of the southwestern Native American tribes as a tea, as such it is sometimes called "Navajo Tea," "Hopi Tea," etc. T. megapotamicum contains luteolin.[2] It also appears that many of the species contain a very similar chromatographic profile, and thus may contain very similar profiles of flavenoids.[3] The genus is closely related to parts of Coreopsis and to certain North American Bidens species (including Bidens coronata and Bidens comosa).[4] Thelesperma species are native to western North America, South America, and Mexico.[1]


1. ^ a b "310. Thelesperma Lessing", Flora of North America,
2. ^ Bruce A. Bohm, Tod F. Stuessy (2001), "Flavonoids of the sunflower family (Asteraceae)", Science
3. ^ TE Melchert (1966), "Chemo-Demes of Diploid and Tetraploid Thelesperma Simplicifolium", Amer. J. Bot. 53 (10): 1015–1020, doi:10.2307/2440681, JSTOR 2440681,
4. ^ Crawford, D. J.; Mort, M. E. (2005), "Phylogeny of Eastern North American Coreopsis (Asteraceae-Coreopsideae): insights from nuclear and plastid sequences, and comments on character evolution", American Journal of Botany 92 (2): 330, doi:10.3732/ajb.92.2.330

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