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Delilia Spreng., Bull. Sci. Soc. Philom. Paris, ser. 3, 10: 54 (1823).

Meratia Cass., Dict. Sci. Nat. 30: 65 (1824), nom. illegit., nom. superfl. pro Delilia berteri Spreng.

Elvira Cass., Dict. Sci. Nat. 30: 67 (1824), nom. illegit., nom. superfl. pro Milleria biflora L.

Desmocephalum Hook., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 20: 209 (1847). Type: Desmocephalum inelegans Hook. = Delilia repens (Hook.) Kuntze

Microcoecia Hook., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 20: 209 (1847). Type: Microcoecia repens Hook. = Delilia repens (Hook.) Kuntze

Type: Delilia berteri Spreng. = Delilia biflora (L.) Kuntze

References

Delprete, P. G. (1994). Systematic study of the genus Delilia (Asteraceae, Heliantheae). Pl. Syst. Evol. 194(1-2): 111122.

Robinson, H. (2006). Delilia. In: G. Harling & L. Andersson (eds), Flora of Ecuador, No. 77(1): 190(6). Compositae-Heliantheae, Part 1: Introduction, genera AL. Botanical Institute, Gteborg University, G teborg & Section for Botany, Riksmuseum, Stockholm. pp. 131134.

Sprengel, C. (1823). Description de deux genre nouveaux. Bull. Soc. Philom. Paris, ser. 3, 10: 54-55.

Delilia berteri Spreng., Bull. Sci. Soc. Philom. Paris 3, 10: 54, pl. 2 (1823) = Delilia biflora (L.) Kuntze

Delilia biflora (L.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 3(3): (1898).

Milleria biflora L., Sp. Pl. : 919 (1753). Type: Habitat in Campechia. Lectotype (Stearn, Intr. Linnaeus Sp. Pl. (Ray Soc. ed.): 48 (1957): Icon in Hort. Cliff.: 425, t. 25 (1738). A different lectotype was apparently selected by Stuessy in Jarvis & Turland, 1998: 364): Herb. Linn. No. 1031.3 (LINN). Note sheet number cited by Robinson (2006: 132) was the sheet originally cited by Stuessy (1975) [1031.4 LINN], later corrected by Stuessy in Jarvis & Turland (1998: 364). Delprete (1995: 113) cited the holotype as 1031.4 LINN.

Delilia berteri Spreng., Bull. Sci. Soc. Philom. Paris, ser. 3, 10: 54, pl. 2 (1823). Type: [Colombia:] ... Bertero pedemontano, Balbisii discipulo, ad flumen S. Magdalenae in America australi inventa, cujus semina sine nomine misit praestantissimus juvenis. [Bertero] Holotype: P.

Meratia sprengelii Cass., Dict. Sci. Nat. 30: 66 (1824), nom. illegit. superfl., based on D. berteri Spreng.

Elvira martyni Cass., Dict. Sci. Nat. 30: 68 (1824), nom. illegit. superfl., based on Milleria biflora L.

Elvira biflora (L.) DC., Prodr. 5: 503 (1836).

Argentina, Belize, Bolivia (Santa Cruz), Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Venezuela, West Indies. Introduced and naturalized in the Cape Verde Islands.