The Gnaphalieae are a tribe of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. It is most closely related to the tribes Anthemideae, Astereae, and Calenduleae.[1]

Helichrysum basalticum 2.jpg
Helichrysum basalticum
Scientific classification e
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Supertribe: Asterodae
Tribe: Gnaphalieae
Cass. ex Lecoq & Juillet

See text.
Source: BSW[1]

The pubescent foliage of Helichrysum orientale


This group is most diverse in South America, Southern Africa and Australia. There are only a few genera with species native to temperate regions: Anaphalis, Antennaria, Gamochaeta, Helichrysum, Leontopodium (Edelweiss), Phagnalon, and Pseudognaphalium.[2]

The classification of the tribe into subtribes is unclear, with a number of past classifications not being supported by late 20th-century evidence.[2]

Selected generaEdit

Sources: FNA[3]


  1. ^ a b Panero, JL; VA Funk (2002-12-30). "Toward a phylogenetic subfamilial classification for the Compositae (Asteraceae)" (PDF). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. Biological Society of Washington. 115 (4): 909–922. Retrieved 2010-08-28.
  2. ^ a b c d Randall J. Bayer; Christopher F. Puttock; Scot A. Kelchner (2000). "Phylogeny of South African Gnaphalieae (Asteraceae) based on two noncoding chloroplast sequences". American Journal of Botany. 87 (2): 259–272. doi:10.2307/2656914. JSTOR 2656914. PMID 10675314.
  3. ^ "Asteraceae tribe Gnaphalieae". Flora of North America. Retrieved 2007-10-06.

External linksEdit

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