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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: Cichorioideae
Tribus: Cichorieae
Subtribus: Microseridinae
Genus: Microseris
Species: M. acuminata – M. alpestris – M. bigelovii – M. borealis – M. campestris – M. cuspidata – M. decipiens – M. douglasii – M. elegans – M. heterocarpa – M. howellii – M. laciniata – M. lanceolata – M. lindleyi – M. nigrescens – M. nutansM. paludosa – M. pygmaea – M. scapigera – M. sylvatica – M. troximoides


Microseris D.Don, Philos. Mag. Ann. Chem. 11: 388. (1832)

Type species: Microseris pygmaea D.Don, Philos. Mag. Ann. Chem. 11: 388. (1832)


Calais DC., Prodr. [A. P. de Candolle] 7(1): 85. (1838)
Scorzonella Nutt., Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc. ser. 2, 7: 426. (1841)
Uropappus Nutt., Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc. ser. 2, 7: 424. (1841)
Apargidium Torr. & A.Gray, Fl. N. Amer. (Torr. & A. Gray) 2: 474. (1943)
Type species: A. boreale (Bong.) Torr. & A.Gray (1943)
Nothocalais (A.Gray) Greene, Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 2(5): 54. (1886)
Stebbinsoseris K.L.Chambers, Amer. J. Bot. 78(8): 1024. (1991)
Type species: S. heterocarpa (Nutt.) K.L.Chambers (1991)

Note: This is a view of Microseris s.l. including; Nothocalais, Stebbinsoseris and Uropappus, which are often found segregated in local flora (Chambers, 2018).

Don, D. 1832. Philosophical Magazine, or Annals of Chemistry, Mathematics, Astronomy, Natural History and General Science 11: 388.
Nuttall, T. 1840. Descriptions of new species and genera of plants in the natural order of the Compositae, collected in a tour across the continent to the Pacific, a residence in Oregon, and a visit to the Sandwich Islands and upper California, during the years 1834 and 1835. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, held at Philadelphia, for promoting useful knowledge, n.s.[new series][ser. 2], 7: 283–453. BHL Reference page.
Chambers, K.L. 2018. Microseris in Flora of North America [1]
Hassler, M. 2018. Microseris. 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 July 9. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Microseris. Published online. Accessed: July 9 2018. 2018. Microseris. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 July 9.

Vernacular names
English: Silverpuffs
русский: Микросерис

Microseris is a genus of plants in the dandelion tribe within the sunflower family, native to North America, Australia, and New Zealand.[1][2] It contains the following species:[1][3]

Microseris acuminata – Sierra foothill silverpuffs – CA OR
Microseris aliciae – CA
Microseris anomala – Channel Islands
Microseris astrata – CA
Microseris bigelovii – coastal silverpuffs – CA OR WA BC
Microseris borealis – northern silverpuffs – CA OR WA BC
Microseris breviseta – CA
Microseris callicarpha – CA
Microseris campestris – San Joaquin silverpuffs – CA
Microseris castanea
Microseris cognata – CA
Microseris conjugens – CA
Microseris decipiens – Santa Cruz silverpuffs – CA
Microseris douglasii – Douglas' silverpuffs – CA OR Baja California
Microseris elegans – elegant silverpuffs – CA
Microseris furfuracea – CA
Microseris heterocarpa – grassland silverpuffs – CA AZ Baja California Guadeloupe
Microseris howellii – Howell's silverpuffs – OR
Microseris insignis – CA
Microseris intermedia – CA
Microseris laciniata – cutleaf silverpuffs – CA NV OR WA
Microseris lanceolata – Australia
Microseris leiosperma – CA
Microseris leucocarpha – CA
Microseris maritima – CA
Microseris melanocarpha – CA
Microseris neozelandica – New Zealand
Microseris nevadensis – CA NV
Microseris nutans – western USA, BC
Microseris obtusata – CA
Microseris oligantha – CA
Microseris paludosa – marsh silverpuffs – CA
Microseris parvula – CA
Microseris picta – CA
Microseris proxima – CA
Microseris pulchella – CA
Microseris scapigera – New Zealand, Australia
Microseris stenocarpha – CA
Microseris sylvatica – sylvan scorzonella – CA
Microseris tasmanica – Tasmania
Microseris teakleana – Western Australia
Microseris tenuisecta – CA
Microseris walteri – murnong, yam daisy – Australia


Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist
Flora of North America
Biota of North America Program 2013 county distribution maps

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