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Genus: Chrysanthemum

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

Chrysanthemum coronarium and C. segetum are native to Europe, Asia and North Africa and have been introduced and become naturalised in southern Africa. An additional two species are cultivated in the region.

Species naturalised to southern Africa

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

Chrysanthemum coronarium (Garland chrysanthemum, Edible chrysanthemum)

 

Chrysanthemum segetum

 

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Chrysanthemum carinatum (Tricolor chrysanthemum)

Native to the Mediterranean region.

 

Chrysanthemum indicum

Native to eastern Asia.

 

Publications

  • Nordenstam, B. 1976. Re-classification of Chrysanthemum L. in South Africa. Botaniska Notiser 129: 137-165.

  

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