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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: Anthemidinae
Genus: Gonospermum
Species: G. canariense – G. ferulaceum – G. fruticosum – G. gomerae – G. oshanahanii – G. ptarmiciflorum – G. revolutum

Gonospermum Less., Syn. Gen. Compos. 263 (1832)

Type species: non design.


Lugoa DC., Prodr. (Candolle) 6: 14. 1838.
Type species: L. revoluta (C.Sm. ex Buch) DC.


The genus is nested within Tanacetum and perhaps better included in that genus (Sonboli & al. 2012).

Lessing, C.F. 1832. Synopsis Generum Compositarum Earumque Dispositionis Novae Tentamen Monographiis Multarum Capensium Interjectis 263.
Sonboli & al. 2012. Molecular phylogeny and taxonomy of Tanacetum L. (Compositae, Anthemideae) inferred from nrDNA ITS and cpDNA trnH–psbA sequence variation. Plant Systematics and Evolution 298(2): 431–444, DOI: 0.1007/s00606-011-0556-6
Euro+Med 2006 onwards: Gonospermum in Euro+Med PlantBase – the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2012 Aug 13.
International Plant Names Index. 2017. Gonospermum. Published online. Accessed: Nov. 13 2017.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2017. Gonospermum in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2017 Nov. 13. Reference page. 2017. Gonospermum. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 13 Nov. 2017.
Hassler, M. 2017. Gonospermum. 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 Nov 13. Reference page.

Gonospermum is a genus of flowering plants in the sunflower family.[2][3]


All the species are endemic to the Canary Islands.

Gonospermum canariense (DC.) Less.
Gonospermum ferulaceum (Webb & Berthel.) Febles
Gonospermum fruticosum (Buch) Less.
Gonospermum gomerae Bolle
Gonospermum revolutum (C.Sm. ex Buch) Sch.Bip.


Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist
Lessing, Christian Friedrich. 1832. Synopsis Generum Compositarum Earumque Dispositionis Novae Tentamen Monographiis Multarum Capensium Interjectis 263
Tropicos, Gonospermum Less.

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