Asteraceae (tribe Heliantheae) subtribe Melampodiinae
Linnaea5: 149. 1830
Subtropical, tropical, and warm-temperate New World.
Genera 5, species 80 (3 genera, 11 species in the flora).
Circumscription of Melampodiinae in the sense of H. Robinson (1981) is narrower than the traditional one (e.g., T. F. Stuessy 1973), which included most non wind-pollinated genera of Heliantheae with functionally staminate disc florets.
|1||Cypselae: each shed separate from its subtending phyllary||Smallanthus|
|1||Cypselae: each enclosed within and shed with perigynium formed from inner, subtending phyllary (the units called fruits)||> 2|
|2||Heads borne singly, usually pedunculate; fruits smooth or bullate to tuberculate (1–4 mm)||Melampodium|
|2||Heads often in clusters of 2–3, mostly sessile; fruits ± prickly (4–8 mm)||Acanthospermum|
|Author||Theodore M. Barkley† +, Luc Brouillet + and John L. Strother +|
|Illustrator||Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey +|
|Taxon name||Asteraceae (tribe Heliantheae) subtribe Melampodiinae +|
|Taxon parent||Asteraceae tribe Heliantheae +|
|Taxon rank||subtribe +|
|Volume||Volume 21 +|