Compositae Giseke
  • Prae. Ord. Nat. Pl. 538. 1792. (Apr 1792)

This taxon is accepted by World Flora Online consortium
Notes: More details could be found in The Plant List v.1.1. Originally in The Plant List v.1.0


Stamens 5, rarely 4, epipetalous; filaments free; anthers connate into a tube, rarely free, 2-locular, opening lengthwise, often appendaged at the apex and tailed at the base

Ovary inferior, 1-locular, 1-ovuled; style of the hermaphrodite or female florets mostly 2-fid, the style-arms smooth, papillose or hairy, tapered, rounded, deltoid or truncate, with or without a terminal appendage

Calyx epigynous, reduced to a pappus of persistent or caducous hairs, bristles or scales, or absent

Corolla sympetalous, 4-5-fid (actinomorphic disk-florets), filiform, ligulate or rarely bilabiate (zygomorphic ray-florets)

Seed without endosperm; embryo straight with plano-convex cotyledons

Fruit (achene) sessile, sometimes beaked

Ovule erect from the base

Flowers (florets) crowded into heads (capitula) surrounded by an involucre of one or more series of free or connate bracts; sometimes the heads compound with the capitula few- or single-flowered; receptacle paleate, setose, pitted or naked, usually convex, sometimes elongated or concave

Florets of one or two kinds in each capitulum, hermaphrodite, unisexual or neuter, rarely dioecious, the outer ones often ligulate (ray-florets), the inner ones tubular (disk-florets), or all tubular, or all ligulate

Herbs, shrubs or rarely small trees or climbers

Leaves alternate or opposite, simple or variously divided; stipules absent

Included Genus


  • 1 Compositae, C.d. Adams. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963
  • 2 Prae. Ord. Nat. Pl. 538. 1792. (Apr 1792)

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