Pectis

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Asterales
Familia: Asteraceae
Subfamilia: Asteroideae
Tribus: Tageteae
Genus: Pectis
Species: P. elongata - P. linifolia - P. odorata

Name

Pectis L.

Pectis is a genus of plants in the daisy family known generally as cinchweeds in current usage. Older books call them "chinchweeds." [1] Pectis is native to the Americas, including the Caribbean. These plants vary in appearance but they usually bear yellow daisylike flowers.

Selected species:

Pectis angustifolia - lemonscented cinchweed
Pectis carthusianorum - Caribbean cinchweed
Pectis ciliaris - donkeyweed
Pectis cylindrica - Sonoran cinchweed
Pectis elongata - tropical cinchweed
Pectis filipes - Fivebract cinchweed
Pectis glaucescens - Sanddune cinchweed
Pectis humifusa - Yerba de San Juan
Pectis imberbis - Beardless cinchweed
Pectis linearifolia - Florida cinchweed
Pectis linearis - West Indian cinchweed
Pectis linifolia - romero macho
Pectis longipes - Longstalk cinchweed
Pectis papposa - manybristle cinchweed, limoncillo
Pectis prostrata - spreading cinchweed
Pectis rusbyi - Rusby's cinchweed
Pectis tenuicaulis - island cinchweed


References

^ Kearny T.H., and Peebles R.H., et al. 1960. Arizona Flora. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.

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