Bull. Sci. Soc. Philom. Paris1817: 153. 1817
Tex., Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America.
Species 6 (1 in the flora).
The species of Egletes occur mostly in coastal habitats, from south Texas and Mexico through Central America, northern South America, and the Lesser Antilles. Plants are characterized by their low, herbaceous habit; glandular-resinous vestiture; narrow, multiseriate, often inconspicuous rays; conic receptacles; and compressed, glandular cypselae with coroniform pappi.