Classification
 Subordinate Taxa
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Calyceraceae
 Description

Annual or perennial herbs.  Lvs alternate or radical, entire, serrate or pinnately lobed;  stipules 0.  Fls in a capitulum on a common receptacle surrounded by 1–2 series of bracts, 4–6-merous, actinomorphic, usually ☿, rarely unisexual.  Calyx tubular, adnate to ovary, angled and dentate.  Corolla lobes valvate, terminating a corolla tube.  Stamens as many as and alternating with corolla lobes, inserted towards top of tube;  filaments ± connate;  anthers 2-locular, dehiscing longitudinally, ± connate around style.  Ovary 1-locular, inferior;  style undivided;  ovule solitary, pendulous.  Fr. an achene, the achenes sometimes connate;  seed solitary.

[From:  Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

 Biostatus
Exotic
Number of species in New Zealand within Calyceraceae
CategoryNumber
Exotic: Casual1
Total1
 Bibliography
Cronquist, A. 1988: The evolution and classification of flowering plants. The New York Botanic Gardens, New York.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.