Dicoma tomentosa, copyright D. Wesuls.

Belongs within: Asteraceae.
Contains: Cardueae.

The Carduoideae are a clade of composite-flowered plants supported by molecular data, members of which commonly have spiny leaves and discoid flower heads. Members include the Dicomeae, a group of African herbs, shrubs and small trees with homogamous or heterogamous flower heads that may have bilabiate peripheral florets (Panero & Funk 2002).

    |--+--Cardueae PF02
    |  `--Tarchonantheae PF02
    |       |--Oldenburgia PF02
    |       `--+--Tarchonanthus PF02
    |          `--Brachylaena PF02
    |               |--B. glabra K02
    |               `--B. huillensis R-S02
    `--Dicomeae PF02
         |--Erythrocephalum PF02
         |--Gladiopappus PF02
         |--Macledium PF02
         |--Cloiselia PF02
         |--Pasaccardoa PF02
         |--Pleiotaxis PF02
         `--Dicoma Cassini 1817 PF02
              |--D. cuneneensis CV06
              |--D. dinteri CV06
              |--D. obconica CV06
              `--D. tomentosa PP07

*Type species of generic name indicated


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

[K02] Krüger, M. 2002. Revision of the Afrotropical Ennominae of the Drepanogynis group IV: the genus Drepanogynis Guenée (Lepidoptera: Geometridae). Transvaal Museum Monograph 13: 1–220.

[PF02] Panero, J. L., & V. A. Funk. 2002. Toward a phylogenetic subfamilial classification for the Compositae (Asteraceae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 115 (4): 909–922.

[R-S02] Russell-Smith, A. 2002. A comparison of the diversity and composition of ground-active spiders in Mkomazi Game Reserve, Tanzania and Etosha National Park, Namibia. Journal of Arachnology 30 (2): 383–388.

Last updated: 31 December 2021.

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