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Vernonia Schreb.

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Vernonia noveboracensis
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae
Distribution America (above all North)

22 species



Vernonia Schreb. (1791), nom. cons.

Since the revision by Robinson (1999), genus Vernonia contains only American species. As a consequence, the about 750 Old World species must be reclassified in several genera:

tribe Vernonieae

sub-tribe Vernoniinae

sub-tribe Erlangeinae

sub-tribe Centrapalinae

sub-tribe Gymnantheminae


American species

African species which have still not be transfered

List of all the old and new species in genus Vernonia


  • Kubitzki et al., 2011. The families and genera of vascular plants. Volume VIII, p. 157.
  • Robinson, H. 1999. Generic and subtribal classification of American Vernonieae. Smithsonian Contr. Bot., 89:69.
  • Robinson, H. 1999. Revisions in paleotropical Vernonieae (Asteraceae). Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 112:239.