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Xerochrysum subundulatum.jpg
Xerochrysum subundulatum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Tribe: Gnaphalieae
Genus: Xerochrysum

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Xerochrysum (or Bracteantha) is a type or genus of flowering plants native to Australia. It was defined by Russian botanist Nikolai Tzvelev in 1990. It was identified before (and taking precedence over) Bracteantha which was described the following year.[1] A 2002 molecular study of the tribe Gnaphalieae found the genus is likely polyphyletic, with X. bracteatum and X. viscosum removed from each other.[needs simplifying][2]

There are currently 7 recognized species:[3]

The genus was formerly included in Helichrysum.

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  1. Wilson, Paul G. (2002). "Xerochrysum the correct name for the genus Bracteantha". Australian Plants 21 (173): 398. 
  2. Randall J. Bayer, David G. Greber, Neil H. Bagnall (2002). "Phylogeny of Australian Gnaphalieae (Asteraceae) Based on Chloroplast and Nuclear Sequences, the trnL Intron, trnL/trnF Intergenic Spacer, matK, and ETS". Systematic Botany 27 (4): 801–14. doi:10.1043/0363-6445-27.4.801. 
  3. "Xerochrysum". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 28 March 2011.

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