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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: Millerieae
Subtribus: Melampodiinae
Genus: Acanthospermum
Species: A. australe – A. consobrinum – A. glabratum – A. hispidum – A. humile – A. leucocarpoides – A. microcarpum

Acanthospermum Schrank, Pl. Rar. Hort. Monac. t. 53 (1819)

Type species: Acanthospermum brasilianum Schrank., Pl. Rar. Hort. Monac. t. 53 (1819) (= Acanthospermum australe (Loefl.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 303. (1891).)

Primary references

Schrank, F. v. P. 1819. Plantae Rariores Horti Academici Monacensis 2


Hassler, M. 2018. Acanthospermum. 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. 2018. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Jan. 29. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Acanthospermum. Published online. Accessed: Jan. 29 2018. 2018. Acanthospermum. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Jan. 29.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Acanthospermum in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: Acanthospermum.
Acanthospermum Schrank – Taxon details on Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).
Acanthospermum – Taxon details on National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).

Vernacular names
Afrikaans: Kruipsterklitse
lietuvių: Dagišenis

Acanthospermum is a genus of plants in the family Asteraceae, also known as starburrs or starburs. It was described as a genus in 1820.[3][2]

As of July 2020, Plants of the World online has 7 accepted species:[4][5]

Acanthospermum australe (Loefl.) Kuntze - South America
Acanthospermum consobrinum S.F.Blake - Paraguay
Acanthospermum glabratum (DC.) Wild. - South Africa
Acanthospermum hispidum DC. - South America
Acanthospermum humile (Sw.) DC. - West Indies
Acanthospermum lecocarpoides B.L.Rob. & Greenm. - Galapagos Islands
Acanthospermum microcarpum B.L.Rob. - Ecuador including Galápagos


Brummitt, Taxon 49: 265. 2000.
Tropicos, Acanthospermum Schrank
Schrank, Franz von Paula von. 1820. Plantae Rariores Horti Academici Monacensis 2(6): , pl. 53
Kew Science Plants of the World Online, retrieved 14 July 2020
The Plant List search for Acanthospermum

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