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Kingdom  Plantae
Higher classification  Daisy family
Order  Asterales
Scientific name  Mutisioideae
Rank  Subfamily
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Lower classifications  Nassauvia, Tarchonanthus camphoratus

The Mutisioideae are a subfamily in the plant family Asteraceae that includes about 630 species assigned to 44 different genera. This subfamily is mainly native in South-America, except for Adenocaulon, Chaptalia, Gerbera, Trichocline, which have species in all continents other than Europe and Antarctica. Common characters are the deeply incised corollas of the disc florets, with five lobes, sometimes merged in two lips, flower heads with overlapping involucral bracts, anthers with tails and pointy tips, the styles usually stick far out of the florets and are essentially hairless. Most species are herbs, but some are vines, shrubs, or small trees.


The subfamily Mutisioideae consists of three tribes:

Tribe Mutisieae
Tribe Onoserideae
Tribe Nassauvieae


Mutisioideae Wikipedia