Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 194, Issue 1–2, pp 111–122 | Cite as

Systematic study of the genusDelilia (Asteraceae, Heliantheae)

  • Piero G. Delprete


A taxonomic study of the genusDelilia is presented. Two species are recognized:D. biflora, a widespread weed of tropical and subtropical regions of the New World, extending from Mexico to northern Argentina and recently introduced in the Cape Verde Islands; andD. repens, endemic to the Galapagos islands. A key to the species, illustrations, distribution maps, and complete synonymy are presented.

Key words

Asteraceae Heliantheae Delilia Taxonomy weeds Flora of Galapagos Islands Cape Verde Islands 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Piero G. Delprete
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of TexasUSA

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