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Genus: Polyarrhena

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: Astereae

The four species are endemic to the Western Cape. 

Species native to southern Africa

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

Polyarrhena imbricata


Polyarrhena prostrata


Polyarrhena reflexa

Wilde Aster [Afrikaans]

See Hottentots Holland to Hermanus wild flowers by Lee Burman & Anne Bean p. 190.

Polyarrhena stricta

See Southern Overberg wild flowers by Penny Mustart et al. p. 250.


  • Grau, J. 1970. Die gattung Polyarrhena Cass. (Asteraceae - Asterinae). Mitteilungen der Botanischen Staatssammlung München 7: 347-368.


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