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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: Gochnatioideae
Tribus: Gochnatieae
Genus: Cnicothamnus
Species: C. azafran – C. lorentzii

Cnicothamnus Griseb., Abh. Königl. Ges. Wiss. Göttingen 19: 196. (1874)

Type species: Cnicothamnus lorentzii Griseb., Abh. Königl. Ges. Wiss. Göttingen 19: 197. (1874)


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Grisebach, A.H.R. 1874. Abhandlungen der Königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen. Göttingen 19: 196.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Cnicothamnus in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Sept. 23. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2018. Cnicothamnus. 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 Feb. 10. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Cnicothamnus. Published online. Accessed: Feb. 10 2018. 2021. Cnicothamnus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Sept. 23.

Cnicothamnus is a genus of flowering plants in the aster family.[2][3][4] Its species are small trees which can reach 5m in height, bearing alternate ovate and dentate leaves with a whitish pubescence. The inflorescences, borne at branch tips, are bell-shaped capitula of a bright orange colour, and usually appear during local winter. Their fruit (which can be described as a cypsela) bears a rough plume.[5]


Cnicothamnus azafran, native to Argentina, Bolivia, and Paraguay[6]
Cnicothamnus lorentzii, native to Argentina and Bolivia


Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist
Grisebach, August Heinrich Rudolf. 1874. Abhandlungen der Königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen 19: 196-197 in Latin
Tropicos, Cnicothamnus Griseb.
Tellería, M. C., et al. (2013). Pollen morphology and its taxonomic significance in the tribe Gochnatieae (Compositae, Gochnatioideae). Plant Systematics and Evolution 299(5), 935-48.
Killeen, T. J.; García E., E. & Beck, S. G. (1993). Guía de Arboles de Bolivia. Herbario Nacional de Bolivia + Missouri Botanical Garden, La Paz. p.232.
Cnicothamnus. Preliminary Checklist of the Compositae of Bolivia. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Version 2, March 2011.

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