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Genus: Tanacetum

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 152 species, native to Europe, Asia and North Africa. Tanacetum cinerariifolium (main commercial source of natural pyrethrum) is widely cultivated in southern Africa and has become naturalised. Six other species are cultivated in the region.

Species naturalised in southern Africa

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

Tanacetum cinerariifolium (Pyrethrum)

[= Chrysanthemum cinerariifolium]


Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Tanacetum coccineum (Painted daisy)

[= Chrysanthemum coccineum]

Native to Caucasus and Iran.


Tanacetum corymbosum

Native to Europe.


Tanacetum ferulaceum (Magarza pegajosa)

[= Chrysanthemum ferulaceum]

Native to Canary Island.


Tanacetum parthenium (Feverfew)

Native from south-eastern Europe to Caucasus.


Tanacetum ptarmicifolium (Dusty miller)

Native to the Canary Isles.


Tanacetum vulgare (Common tansy)

Native to Eurasia.



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