Xerochrysum Tzvelev

(syn.: Bracteantha Anderb. et Haegi)

Xerochrysum is small Australian genus of five species. It is a segregate of Helichrysum (Anderberg 1991). One species, Xerochrysum bracteatum, is widely cultivated as an ornamental (cutflower, everlasting).


Anderberg A.A. (1991) Taxonomy and phylogeny of the tribe Gnaphalieae. (Asteraceae) Opera Botanica 104: 1-195.

Bayer R.J. (2001) Xerochrysum Tzvelev, a pre-existing generic name for Bracteantha Anderb. and Haegi (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae). Kew Bull. 56(4): 1013-1015.

Grant M. (2002) Nomenclatural notes. Bracteantha: everlasting flower, ephemeral name. Plantsman N.S. 1(4): 236.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith