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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: Bahieae
Genus: Bahia
Species: B. ambrosioides

Bahia Lag., Gen. Sp. Pl. [Lagasca] 30. (1816)

Now monotypic see Baldwin & Wood (2016), but type species remains here.


Lagasca y Segura, M. 1816. Genera et species plantarum, quae aut novae sunt aut nondum recte cognoscuntur 30.
Baldwin, B.G. & Wood, K.R. 2016. Origin of the Rapa endemic genus Apostates: Revisiting major disjunctions and evolutionary conservatism in the Bahia alliance (Compositae: Bahieae). Taxon 65(5): 1064–1080. DOI: 10.12705/655.8 PDF Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2017. Bahia. 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. 22. Reference page. note: error in synonymy will be corrected in early 2018
International Plant Names Index. 2017. Bahia. Published online. Accessed: Dec. 21 2017.
Bahia is a small genus of perennial flowering plants in the sunflower family. The common name is also bahia. It is named in honor of the Spanish botanist Juan Francisco Bahí (1775–1841).[2]

The genus has a disjunct distribution in the southwestern United States, northern Mexico, Guatemala, and Chile, and is found in dry areas.[3]


Bahia absinthifolia – Hairyseed Bahia - USA (Arizona Utah New Mexico Texas); Mexico (Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Coahuila, Chihuahua, San Luis Potosí, Querétaro, Hidalgo, Durango, Aguascalientes)
Bahia ambrosioides - Chile incl. Juan Fernández Islands
Bahia aristata - Mexico
Bahia autumnalis - Nuevo León
Bahia bigelovii – Bigelow's Bahia - western Texas, Coahuila
Bahia biternata – Slim-lobe Bahia - Arizona, New Mexico, Chihuahua
Bahia depauperata - Guatemala
Bahia glandulosa - Chihuahua, Durango
Bahia pedata – Blunt-scale Bahia - Texas, New Mexico, Durango
Bahia pringlei - Coahuila, Hidalgo, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, Veracruz
Bahia schaffneri - Nuevo León, Hidalgo, San Luis Potosí, Zacatecas
Bahia xylopoda - Hidalgo, Jalisco, Puebla, San Luis Potosí


Triopicos, search for Bahia
Genaust, Helmut (1976). Etymologisches Wörterbuch der botanischen Pflanzennamen ISBN 3-7643-0755-2
Ellison, W.L. 1964. A systematic study of the genus Bahia (Compositae). Rhodora 66: 67-86, 178-311.
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