Mauranthemum Vogt & Oberpr.

Mauranthemum, a segregate of Leucanthemum Mill., counts four species in North Africa and southwestern Europe. Its generic status now has become widely accepted (e.g. Oberprieler & al. 2009, Stace 2010), although some authors still include it is Leucanthemum (e.g. Mabberley 2008). It was segregated on morphological and cladistic grounds (Bremer & Humphries 1993) and this seems to corroborate with molecular data (e.g. Oberprieler & al. 2009). One species, Mauranthemum paludosum, is widely cultivated as an ornamental and has been recorded as an escape in Belgium.


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Oberprieler C., Himmelreich S., Källersjö M., Vallès J., Watson L.E. & Vogt R. (2009) Chapter 38. Anthemideae. In: Funk V.A., Susanna A., Stuessy T.F. & Bayer R.J. (eds), Systematics, Evolution and Biogeography of Compositae. IAPT: International Association for Plant Taxonomy, Vienna, Austria: 631-666. [available online at:]

Stace C. (2010) New flora of the British Isles, 3th ed.: XXXII + 1232 p. Cambridge University Press.

Vogt R. (1991) Die Gattung Leucanthemum Mill. (Compositae-Anthemideae) auf der iberischen Halbinsel. Ruizia 10: 1-261. [available online at:]

Vogt R. & Oberprieler C. (1995) Mauranthemum, a new name for Leucoglossum B.H. Wilcox et al. non S. Imai (Compositae: Anthemideae). Taxon 44(3): 377-378.

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