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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: Mutisioideae
Tribus: Nassauvieae
Genus: Perezia
Species: P. atacamensis – P. bellidifolia – P. burkartii – P. calophylla – P. capito – P. carthamoides – P. catharinensis – P. ciliosa – P. delicata – P. dentata – P. eryngioides – P. fonkii – P. kingii – P. lactucoides – P. linearis – P. lyrata – P. megalantha – P. magellanica – P. multiflora – P. nutans – P. pedicularidifolia – P. pilifera – P. pinnatifida – P. poeppigii – P. prenanthoides – P. pungens – P. recurvata – P. spathulata – P. squarrosa – P. volcanensis
Source(s) of checklist:
Katinas, L. (2012)

Perezia Lag., Amen. Nat. Españ. 1(1): 31. (1811)

Type species: Perezia magellanica Lag., Amen. Nat. Españ. 1(1): 31. (1811) et (L.f.) Less., Linnaea 5: 23. (1830)


Clarionea Lag. ex DC., Ann. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 19: 65, pl. 3, fig. 2. (1812) nom. illeg.

Calorezia Panero, Phytologia 89: 199. 2007.
Type species: Calorezia nutans (Less.) Panero
Clarionema Phil., Linnaea 28: 717. 1856.
Clarionia D.Don, Trans. Linn. Soc. London 16: 204. 1830, sphalm.
Type species: Clarionema humilis Phil.
Drozia Cass., Dict. sci. nat. 34: 217. 1825.
Type species Drozia dicephala Cass. vide Perezia pungens(Humb. & Bonpl.) Less.
Dumerilia Lag. ex DC., Ann. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 19: 64, 71. 1812, nom. illeg.
Type species: non design.
Homoianthus Bonpl. ex DC., Ann. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 19: 65, pl. 3, fgs. 5, 6. 1812.
Heteranthus Cass., Dict. sci. nat. 21: 110. 1821, nom. superfl.
Homanthis Kunth, in Humb. & al., Nov. Gen. Sp. 4 (folio ed.): 10. 1818, sphalm.
Homoeanthus Spreng., Syst. veg. 3: 503. 1826, sphalm.
Type species: Homoianthus multiflorus (Humb. & Bonpl.) DC.
Isanthus DC., Prodr. 7: 63. 1838, nom. nud.
Pogonura DC. ex Lindl., Intr. Nat. Syst. Bot. 263. 1836, nom. nud.
Scolymanthus Willd. ex DC., Prodr. 7: 63. 1838, nom. nud.


Lagasca y Segura, M. 1811. Amenidades Naturales de las Españas 1 (1): 31.
Apodaca, M.J., Crisci, J.V. & Katinas, L. 2015. Andean origin and diversification of the genus Perezia, an ancient lineage of Asteraceae. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 109. Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press. PDF from ResearchGate Reference page.
Katinas, L. 2012. Revisión del género PerezIa (Compositae). Boletín de la Sociedad Argentina de Botánica 47 (1-2): Full text HTML in Spanish. PDF from ResearchGate in Spanish Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2018. Perezia. 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 Jun. 05. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Perezia. Published online. Accessed: Jun. 05 2018.
Panero, J.L. 2007. Calorezia, a new genus of tribe Nassauvieae (Asteraceae, Mutisioideae). Phytologia 89(2): 198-201. PDF Reference page. 2018. Perezia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Jun. 05.

Perezia is a genus of flowering plants in the aster family, Asteraceae. It is distributed in South America, especially in the central and southern Andes.[1]

Though some species occur at sea level, most Perezia grow in high-elevation mountain habitat. Species are found in most high Andean ecosystems, except for the páramo.[1]

Some species are used in traditional medicine in South America. P. multiflora is used to treat postpartum hemorrhage, P. pinnatifida is used as a sedative, and P. purpurata is used as an anti-inflammatory.[2]

There are about 30 to 35 species in the genus.[1]

Species include:[3]

Perezia atacamensis
Perezia bellidifolia
Perezia calophylla
Perezia carduncelloides
Perezia carthamoides
Perezia catharinensis
Perezia ciliaris
Perezia ciliosa
Perezia delicata
Perezia dicephala
Perezia eryngioides
Perezia fonkii
Perezia fosbergii
Perezia kingii
Perezia lactucoides
Perezia linearis
Perezia lyrata
Perezia macrocephala
Perezia mandoni
Perezia megalantha
Perezia multiflora – escorzonera, chanqoroma[2]
Perezia nutans
Perezia pedicularidifolia
Perezia pilifera
Perezia pinnatifida – valeriana[2]
Perezia poeppigii
Perezia prenanthoides
Perezia pungens
Perezia purpurata – marancel[2]
Perezia pygmaea
Perezia recurvata
Perezia spathulata
Perezia squarrosa
Perezia sublyrata
Perezia virens
Perezia volcanensis


Simpson, B. B., et al. (2009). Phylogeny and evolution of Perezia (Asteraceae: Mutisieae: Nassauviinae). Journal of Systematics and Evolution 47(5), 431-43.
Gallardo, A. B., et al. (2011). The recurvatianes: A suite of oxygenated guaiane sesquiterpenes from Perezia recurvata. Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine Phytochemistry 72(2), 284-89.

Perezia. The Plant List.

External links

Apodaca, M.J., J.V. Crisci, and L. Katinas. (2015). Andean Origin and Diversification of the Genus Perezia, an Ancient Lineage of Asteraceae. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.
Perezia. Preliminary Checklist of the Compositae of Bolivia. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Further reading

(in Spanish) Katinas, L. (2012). Revisión del género Perezia (Compositae). Boletín de la Sociedad Argentina de Botánica 47(1-2), 159–261.

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