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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: Madieae
Subtribus: Madiinae
Genus: Wilkesia
Species: W. gymnoxiphium – W. hobdyi

Wilkesia A.Gray, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 2: 160. 1852.

Type species: Wilkesia gymnoxiphium A.Gray


A.Gray, Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 2: 160. 1852.


International Plant Names Index. 2018. Wilkesia. Published online. Accessed: Feb. 23 2018.
The Plant List 2013. Wilkesia in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Feb. 23. 2018. Wilkesia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Feb. 23.
Hassler, M. 2018. Wilkesia. 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. 23. Reference page.

Wilkesia is a genus of Hawaiian plants in the tarweed-silversword tribe within the sunflower family.[3][4] It contains two perennials, both of which are endemic to the island of Kauaʻi in Hawaiʻi. Wilkesia is a component of the silversword alliance[5] and is named after Captain Charles Wilkes.[6]


Wilkesia gymnoxiphium A.Gray, 1852
Wilkesia hobdyi H.St.John, 1971

formerly included[1]

Wilkesia grayana - Argyroxiphium grayanum

Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist
"Genus Wilkesia". Taxonomy. UniProt. Retrieved 2009-10-31.
Gray, Asa. 1852. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 2: 160
The International Plant Names Index
Carr, Gerald (2009-06-01). "Wilkesia A. Gray". Hawaiian Native Plant Genera. Retrieved 2009-10-31.
"Native Plants Hawaii - Viewing Plant : Wilkesia gymnoxiphium". Retrieved 2020-02-26.
"Subordinate Taxa of Wilkesia A Gray". TROPICOS. Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 2009-10-31.

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