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Pentzia is a genus of African plants in the chamomile tribe within the sunflower family.[2][3] One species (P. incana) is naturalized in Australia and in the southwestern United States.[4]

Pentzia
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Pentzia

Type species
Pentzia crenata
Synonyms[1]

Asteringa E.Mey. ex DC.

The genus is named for Swedish plant collector Hendrik Christian Pentz, 1738–1803.[4]

Species[1][5]
formerly included[1]

numerous species once considered part of Pentzia now regarded as better suited to other genera: Foveolina Gymnopentzia Inulanthera Myxopappus Oncosiphon Phymaspermum Rennera

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist Archived 2014-11-06 at Archive.today
  2. ^ Thunberg, Carl Peter. 1800. Prodromus plantarum Capensium :quas in promontorio Bonæ Spei Africes, annis 1772-1775 page 145 in Latin
  3. ^ Tropicos, Pentzia Thunb.
  4. ^ a b David J. Keil. "Pentzia Thunberg, Prodr. Pl. Cap. 145. 1800". Asteraceae. Flora of North America. 19–21. p. 543. ISBN 978-0-19-530563-0.
  5. ^ The Plant List search for Pentzia