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Chresta DC., Prodr. 5: 85 (1836).

Chresta Vell., Fl. Flum. Icones 8: tabs. 150 & 151 (1831), nom. inval.

Chresta DC. sect. Euchresta Gardner, London J. Bot. 1: 239 (1882), nom. inval.

Eremanthus Less. sect. Chresta (DC.) Baker in Mart., Fl. Bras. 6(2): 166 (1873).

Lectotype (probably attributable to Robinson 1980): Chresta sphaerocephala DC.

Note: At the time of publication of two plates with the names Chresta cordata and C. lanceolata Vellozo did not validly publish the generic name Chresta; it was not a description generico-specifica, based on a single illustration with analysis. MacLeish (1985: 465) was incorrect when providing the citation Fl. Flum. n. 325. 1829, although correct in stating that Vellozos generic name was invalid.


MacLeish, N. F. F. (1985). Revision of Chresta and Pycnocephalum (Compositae: Vernonieae). Syst. Bot. 10: 459470.

Robinson, H. (1980). Notes on the Lychnophorine genera Chresta and Eremanthus (Vernonieae: Asteraceae). Phytologia 45(2): 89100.

Chresta exsucca DC., Prodr. 5: 85 (1836). Type: K in motosis prov. Minar. Gener. Brasiliae legit cl. Martius. Vernonia exsucca Mart.! herb. ... (v.s. in h. Acad. reg. Monac.). Holotype: M; isotype: G-DC (fragments two leaves and one inflorescence).

Eremanthus exsuccus (DC.) Baker in Mart., Fl. Bras. 6(2): 166 (1873).

Eremanthus labordeii Glaz., Bull. Soc. Bot. France 3: 380 (1909), nom. nud.

Eremanthus imbricatus G. M. Barroso, Rodriguesia 23-24: 6 (1962). Type: [Brazil: ] Distrito Federal, Brasilndia, leg. Waldir Macedo, 4 (25-VII-19610. Holotype: RB (110389).

Bolivia (Santa Cruz), Brazil.