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  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the order Asterales — many composite plants.


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Aster +‎ -aceae


  • The major botanical families tend to be named for a distinguished, familiar plant: The rose rules the Roseaceae, the lily the Liliaceae, the aster the Asteraceae.

    Oregano, basil and other members of the mint family dominate the herb garden

  • Of these 61 occur only in the páramo and 32 species belong to the family Asteraceae.

    Santa Marta páramo

  • These include Pentacalia Asteraceae as 8 of its 11 endemic species grow only there and Diplostephium Asteraceae, as 9 of its 10 endemic species are found only in the páramo.

    Santa Marta páramo

  • In the páramos of the Sierra Nevada, 135 genera of vascular plants have been counted; two of these are endemic, namely Raouliopsis Asteraceae and Obtegomeria Lamiaceae.

    Santa Marta páramo

  • Note 6: The daisies belong to the Asteraceae family. back

    Belongings: Property, Family, and Identity in Colonial South Africa

  • Only the sunflower (Asteraceae, or Compositae), legume (Fabaceae, or Leguminosae), and orchid (Orchidaceae) families are larger.


  • Epizoochorous plants tend to be herbaceous plants, with many representative species in the families Apiaceae and Asteraceae [12].

    Seed dispersal

  • For instance, Cody and Overton (1996) found that species in the Asteraceae on islands tended to have reduced dispersal capabilities (i.e., larger seed mass and smaller pappus) relative to the same species on the mainland [7].

    Seed dispersal

  • Although not rich in species, the plant communities of the Valdivian Forests also include primitive Asteraceae species and representatives of the Andean family Calyceraceae, both thought to be remnants of ancient plant communities from the supercontinent Gondwanaland.

    Biological diversity in the Chilean winter rainfall-valdivian forests

  • It grows on the predominant coarsely sandy, acidic nutrient-poor soils, and on alkaline marine sands and slightly richer alluvial soils of the renosterveld, poor in Protoaceae but rich in Asteraceae.

    Cape Floral Protected Areas, South Africa


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