The family Asteraceae: General introduction

P. P. J. Herman
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 19, No 2 | a746 | DOI: | © 2000 P. P. J. Herman | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 15 July 2000 | Published: 15 July 2000

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The family Asteraceae (the daisy family) is probably the largest plant family in the world. It is cosmopolitan in distribution and is economically important as many members are used for food, medicinal purposes, grazing for stock, or ornamentals, while some are troublesome weeds or poisonous to animals. The ‘flower ’is actually a collection of flowers grouped together to form a capitulum.


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