Tripleurospermum is a genus in the chamomile tribe within the sunflower family.[2][3] Mayweed is a common name for plants in this genus.[4]

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Tripleurospermum inodorum
Scientific classification

Sch.Bip. (1844)
Type species
Tripleurospermum inodorum

Most of the species are from Europe and temperate Asia although a few are from North America and North Africa. The species are placed in Matricaria by some authors.[5][6][7]

Plants typically have lobed leaves that are composed of one to three opposite pairs cut almost to the leaf mid rib: they have indehiscent one-celled fruits that have 3-ribs and two resinous glands at the base, Matricaria species are distinguished from these species by lacking fruits with 3-ribs and the two glands.[8]

formerly included[1]

see Heteromera Matricaria Pyrethrum


  1. ^ a b c d Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist Archived 2014-11-06 at
  2. ^ Schultz, Carl Heinrich Bipontinus. 1844. Ueber die Tanaceteen: mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der deutschen Arten 31–34
  3. ^ Tropicos, Tripleurospermum Sch. Bip.
  4. ^ "Tripleurospermum". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
  5. ^ Flora of North America Vol. 19, 20 and 21 Page 548, Tripleurospermum Schultz-Bipontinus, Tanaceteen. 31. 1844.
  6. ^ Flora of China Vol. 20-21 Page 769 三肋果属 san lei guo shu Tripleurospermum Schultz Bipontinus, Tanaceteen. 31. 1844.
  7. ^ Altervista Flora Italilana, Camomilla senza odore, Tripleurospermum inodorum (L.) Sch. Bip. includes photos and distribution maps
  8. ^ "6. Tripleurospermum". Flora of Pakistan. New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press. 207: 33. Retrieved 2008-06-16.
  9. ^ "Tripleurospermum". Index Nominum Genericorum. International Association for Plant Taxonomy. 2006-02-20. Retrieved 2008-06-14.

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