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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: Tageteae
Genus: Thymophylla
Species: T. acerosa – T. aurantiaca – T. aurea – T. concinna – T. gentryi – T. gypsophila – T. micropoides – T. mutica – T. pentachaeta – T. setifolia – T. tenuifolia – T. tenuiloba – T. tephroleuca


Thymophylla Lag., 1816

Type species: Thymophylla setifolia Lag.


Gnaphalopsis DC.
Hymenatherum sect. Heterochromea A.Gray
Dyssodia sect. Aurantiacae Strother
Hymenatherum sect. Aciphyllaea (Willd.) A.Gray
Lowellia A.Gray
Dyssodia sect. Hymenatherum (Cass.) Strother
Aciphyllaea (DC.) A.Gray
Hymenatherum sect. Gnaphalopsis (DC.) A.Gray
Dyssodia sect. Gnaphalopsis (DC.) Strother
Dyssodia sect. Aciphyllaea DC.


Lagasca y Segura, M., Genera et species plantarum 25. 1816.
Thymophylla in Global Compositae Checklist


Hassler, M. 2018. Thymophylla. 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 Apr. 17. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Thymophylla. Published online. Accessed: Apr. 17 2018.
The Plant List 2013. Thymophylla in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Apr. 17. 2018. Thymophylla. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Apr. 17.

Vernacular names
English: pricklyleaf

Thymophylla is a genus of perennial flowering plants in the marigold tribe within the sunflower family.[3][1][4] Pricklyleaf is a common name for plants in this genus.[5]

The generic name is derived from the Greek words θύμον (thymon), meaning "thyme", and φύλλον (phyllon), meaning "leaf".[6]


Thymophylla acerosa (DC.) Strother – pricklyleaf dogweed, Texas dogweed - TX NM AZ UT NV
Thymophylla aurantiaca (Brandegee) Rydb. - Puebla, Oaxaca
Thymophylla aurea (A.Gray) Greene ex Britton – manyawn pricklyleaf - TX NM CO KS Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango
Thymophylla concinna (A.Gray) Strother – Sonoran pricklyleaf - AZ (Pima County) Sonora
Thymophylla gentryi (M.C.Johnst.) Strother - Durango
Thymophylla gypsophila (B.L.Turner) Strother - Coahuila
Thymophylla micropoides (DC.) Strother – woolly pricklyleaf - TX Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Hidalgo, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas
Thymophylla mutica (M.C.Johnst.) Strother - Tamaulipas
Thymophylla pentachaeta (DC.) Small – five-needle pricklyleaf - TX Chihuahua, Sonora, Jalisco, Nuevo León, Aguascalientes, Baja California, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas
Thymophylla setifolia Lag. – Texas pricklyleaf - TX NM Aguascalientes, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Nuevo León, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas, Veracruz
Thymophylla tenuifolia (Cass.) Rydb. - México State, Tlaxcala, Puebla, Coahuila, Durango, Hidalgo, Nuevo León, Zacatecas
Thymophylla tenuiloba (DC.) Small – bristleleaf pricklyleaf - TX NM Coahuila, Nuevo León, Nayarit, Tamaulipas
Thymophylla tephroleuca (S.F.Blake) Strother – ashy pricklyleaf, ashy dogweed - TX

formerly included[1]

see Adenophyllum

Thymophylla anomala - Adenophyllum anomalum
Thymophylla neomexicana - Adenophyllum wriightii


Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist
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Lagasca y Segura, Mariano. 1816. Genera et species plantarum, Elench. Pl. 25
Tropicos, Thymophylla Lag.
"Thymophylla". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
Strother, John L. "324. Thymophylla Lagasca, Gen. Sp. Pl. 25. 1816". Flora of North America. Retrieved 2013-12-17.
Biota of North America Program 2013 county distribution maps
Strother, J. L. 1969. Systematics of Dyssodia Cavanilles (Compositae: Tageteae). University of California Publications in Botany 48: 1–88.
Turner, B. L. 1996. The Comps of Mexico: A systematic account of the family Asteraceae, vol. 6. Tageteae and Athemideae. Phytologia Memoirs 10: i–ii, 1–22, 43–93

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