Emilia (plant)

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Emilia fosbergii
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Tribe: Senecioneae
Genus: Emilia
  • Pithosillum Cass.
  • Senecio sect. Emilioidei Muschl.
  • Xyridopsis Welw. ex B.Nord.
  • Pseudactis S.Moore
  • Senecio subg. Emilia (Cass.) O.Hoffm.

Emilia is a genus of herbaceous plants in the family sunflower family, known as tasselflower or pualele.[2][3][4]

The members of the genus are distributed mainly in the tropics and sub-tropics of Africa and Asia. Some species have also been placed in the genus Cacalia.[4][5]

Species accepted by the Plants of the World Online as of 2022:[6]


  1. ^ Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist
  2. ^ Cassini, Alexandre Henri Gabriel de. 1817. Bulletin des Sciences, par la Societe Philomatique 1817: 68 in French
  3. ^ Tropicos, Emilia Cass.
  4. ^ a b "Emilia". Flora of North America. Retrieved 2008-01-26.
  5. ^ "Emilia Cass". PLANTS. United States Department of Agriculture (National Plant Data Center).
  6. ^ "Emilia Cass". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 2022. Retrieved 2 December 2022.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Emilia at Wikimedia Commons
  • Data related to Emilia at Wikispecies

Further reading[edit]

  • Everitt, J.H.; Lonard, R.L.; Little, C.R. (2007). Weeds in South Texas and Northern Mexico. Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press. ISBN 0-89672-614-2