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Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2625)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2528)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2137)

      Order: Asterales (235)

        Family: Asteraceae (219)(family description)

          Genus: Emilia (3)

            Epithet: fosbergii Nicolson (1)

Synonyms: Cacalia coccinea Sims, Cacalia gracilis Bojer, Cacalia sagittata Willd., Cacalia tenuissima Boj., Emilia coccinea G.Don (Sims), Emilia gracilis DC., Emilia marivelensis Elmer, Emilia prenanthoides C.B.Rob., Emilia sagittata L.H.Bailey, Emilia sonchifolia Bello, Senecio auriculatus Burm.f., Senecio javanicus Koord., Sonchus javanicus Spreng.

auriculatus => ear-shaped

coccinea => scarlet

fosbergii => in honor of Francis Raymond Fosberg (1908-1993), US botanist specialized in the floras of California, South America and Polynesia

gracilis => slender, graceful

sagittata => possessing or resembling an arrow

sonchifolia => having leaves like Sonchus

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: red, orange

External links

Check for Emilia fosbergii at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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