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Genus: Anthemis

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: Anthemideae

About 211 species globally, with two species naturalised in southern Africa and six species cultivated.

Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Anthemis arvensis (Corn chamomile)


Anthemis cotula (Mayweed, Stinking chamomile)


Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Anthemis altissima

Native from Europe to Caucusus.


Anthemis chia

Native to Greek and Turkey.


Anthemis cupaniana

Native to eastern Europe.


Anthemis nobilis (Roman chamomile)

Not listed in Glen (2002), but highly likely to be cultivated in southern Africa.


Anthemis sancti-joannis

Native to Bulgaria.


Anthemis tinctoria (Dyer's chamomile, Yellow chamomile)

Native to central and southern Europe.



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