The family Asteraceae: General introduction

The family Asteraceae (the daisy family) is probably the largest plant family in the world. It is cosmopolitan in distribution and is economically important as many members are used for food, medicinal purposes, grazing for stock, or ornamentals, while some are troublesome weeds or poisonous to anim...

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Published in: Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir natuurwetenskap en tegnologie Vol. 19; no. 2
Main Author: P. P. J. Herman
Format: Journal Article
Language: Afrikaans
Published: South African Journal of Science and Technology 07-01-2000
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Summary: The family Asteraceae (the daisy family) is probably the largest plant family in the world. It is cosmopolitan in distribution and is economically important as many members are used for food, medicinal purposes, grazing for stock, or ornamentals, while some are troublesome weeds or poisonous to animals. The ‘flower ’is actually a collection of flowers grouped together to form a capitulum.
ISSN: 0254-3486
2222-4173
DOI: 10.4102/satnt.v19i2.746