Plant Genera


Family Code: ASTERA
Genus Code: CHAPT
Genus CN: sunbonnetts
Genus Authority: Vent.
Genus Summary: A genus of about 60 species, herbs, of warm temperate, subtropical, and tropical America. The remainder of the genus is distributed in the West Indies, Central America, and South America.
Genus Identification: Identification notes: The basal leaves are distinctive, the undersurface permanently and tightly white floccose, the upper surface floccose when young but glabrate in age, and the margins with obscure denticulations.
Genus References: Nesom in FNA (2006a); Vuilleumier (1969)=Z; Nesom (1995a)=Y; Cronquist (1980)=SE.
Last Updated: 2019-11-29
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