Epaltes australis, photographed by Ian Sutton.

Belongs within: Asteroideae.

The Plucheeae is a group of composite-flowered plants distinguished by their flowers with filiform style-branches.

Characters (from Black & Robertson 1965, as Plucheinae): Style-branches filiform, stigmatic on inner side, beset with collecting hairs downwards to below place of division; heads heterogamous-discoid, female flowers usually with minute ligules or none; bisexual flowers often sterile with shortly bifid or entire styles; receptacle naked.

<==Plucheeae [Plucheinae]
    |--Cratystylis Moore 1905 BR65
    |    `--C. conocephala [=Olearia conocephala von Mueller 1886, Pluchea conocephala von Mueller 1887] BR65
    |--Sphaeranthus BR65
    |    |--S. indicus [incl. S. hirtus] BR65
    |    `--S. wattii CV06
    |--Pterocaulon Elliot 1824 [incl. Monenteles Labillardière 1824-1825] BR65
    |    |--P. glandulosum BR65
    |    `--P. sphacelatum BR65
    |--Pluchea BR65
    |    |--P. dentex [incl. P. rubelliflora var. major] BR65
    |    |--P. rubelliflora (von Mueller) Druce 1917 (see below for synonymy) BR65
    |    `--P. symphytifolia J87
    |--Epaltes BR65
    |    |--E. australis BR65
    |    |--E. brasiliensis C55
    |    |--E. cunninghamii BR65
    |    |--E. divaricata BR65
    |    `--E. tatei BR65
    `--Pterigeron BR65
         |--P. adscendens BR65
         |--P. cylindriceps BR65
         |--P. dentatifolius BR65
         |--P. liatroides BR65
         `--P. odorus BR65

Pluchea rubelliflora (von Mueller) Druce 1917 [=Eyrea rubelliflora von Mueller 1852; incl. P. eyrea von Mueller 1859] BR65

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BR65] Black, J. M., & E. L. Robertson. 1965. Flora of South Australia. Part IV. Oleaceae-Compositae. W. L. Hawes, Government Printer: Adelaide.

[C55] Candolle, A. de. 1855. Géographie Botanique Raisonée: Ou exposition des faits principaux et des lois concernant la distribution géographique des plantes de l’époque actuelle vol. 2. Librairie de Victor Masson: Paris.

[CV06] Craven, P., & P. Vorster. 2006. Patterns of plant diversity and endemism in Namibia. Bothalia 36 (2): 175-189.

[J87] Judd, W. S. 1987. Floristic study of Morne La Visite and Pic Macaya National Parks, Haiti. Bulletin of the Florida State Museum – Biological Sciences 32 (1): 1-136.

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