Plucheeae, sometimes also spelt as Plucheae, is a tribe of flowering plants in the subfamily Asteroideae.

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Pluchea odorata
Scientific classification e
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Supertribe: Helianthodae
Tribe: Plucheeae
Benth. A. Anderb. (1989)
Type genus

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This tribe was created by A. Anderberg (1989) following his reclassification of the Inuleae (Cass.) tribe.[1] It includes the following genera:[2]

Anderberg's molecular data from 2005 does not support the monophyly of a tribe defined in this way. His 2005 classification does not recognize Plucheeae, but includes it in the Inuleae. This classification does include a subtribe Plucheinae in the Inuleae, but this subtribe contains a number of species from the former Inuleae as well as all the species which had been in Plucheeae.[3]


  • Anderberg, A. A. 1989: Phylogeny and reclassification of the tribe Inuleae (Asteraceae). − Can. J. Bot. 67: 2277−2296.
  • — 1991: Taxonomy and phylogeny of the tribe Plucheae. – Pl. Syst. Evol. 176: 145−177.


  1. ^ Phylogenetic Placement and Circumscription of Tribes Inuleae s. str. and Plucheeae
  2. ^ Asteroideae - Taxonomy
  3. ^ Anderberg, A (2005), "Evolutionary relationships in the Asteraceae tribe Inuleae (incl. Plucheeae) evidenced by DNA sequences of F; with notes on the systematic positions of some aberrant genera", Organisms Diversity & Evolution, 5 (2): 135–146, doi:10.1016/j.ode.2004.10.015

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