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Genus: Anaxeton

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid II > Family: Asteraceae > Tribe: Gnaphalieae

The 10 species are endemic to the Western Cape.  

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa - an online checklist (SANBI)

Anaxeton angustifolium


Anaxeton arborescens


Anaxeton asperum

See Hottentots Holland to Hermanus wild flowers by Lee Burman & Anne Bean p. 206.

Anaxeton brevipes


Anaxeton ellipticum


Anaxeton hirsutum


Anaxeton laeve


Anaxeton lundgrenii

See Nordenstam (1988).


Anaxeton nycthemerum


Anaxeton virgatum

Poeierkwassie [Afrikaans]

See Southern Overberg wild flowers by Penny Mustart et al. p. 230.


  • Lundgren, J. 1972. Revision of the genus Anaxeton Gaertn. (Compositae). Opera Botanica 31: 1-59.

  • Nordenstam, B. 1988. A new species of Anaxeton (Asteraceae) from the southwestern Cape Province. South African Journal of Botany 54: 631632.

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