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Tribe: Eremothamneae

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid II > Family: Asteraceae

Two genera and three species are native to southern Africa.

Genera native or naturalised (*) in southern Africa

(based on Herman et al. 2000)


The only species is Eremothamnus marlothianus which is native to Namibia.



The two species are endemic to southern Africa.



  • Herman, P.P.J., Retief, E., Koekemoer, M. & Welman, W.G. 2000. Asteraceae (Compositae). In: Seed Plants of Southern Africa (ed. O.A. Leistner). Strelitzia 10: 101-170. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

  • Karis, P.O. 1992. Hoplophyllum DC., the sister group to Eremothamnus O.Hoffm. (Asteraceae). Taxon 41: 193-198.

  • Robinson, H. 1992. Observations on the unique form of sweeping hairs on the styles of the Eremothamneae (Asteraceae). Taxon 41: 199-200.

  • Robinson, H. 1994. Notes on the tribes Eremothamneae, Gundulieae and Moquinieae with comparisons of their pollen. Taxon 43: 33-44.

  • Robinson, H. & Brettell, R.D. 1973. Tribal revisions in the Asteraceae. 11. A new tribe Eremothamneae. Phytologia 26: 163-166.