Filago griffithii

Genus of flowering plants

Filago griffithii
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae 22
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Filago
F. griffithii
Binomial name
Filago griffithii
(A.Gray) Andrés-Sánchez & Galbany
  • Cymbolaena griffithii (A.Gray) Wagenitz
  • Cymbolaena longifolia (Boiss. & Reut.) Smoljan.
  • Filago longifolia (Boiss. & Reut.) Myrz.
  • Micropus longifolius Boiss. & Reut.
  • Stylocline griffithii A.Gray

Filago griffithii is a species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae. It is found from the eastern Mediterranean to central Asia and Pakistan.

This species is an annual herb coated with appressed gray hairs. The stem is very short and the branches extend outward, making the plant squat in stature, sometimes forming a patch on the ground. The alternately arranged leaves are linear. The disc-shaped flower heads are clustered in glomerules 1 or 2 centimeters wide. There are layers of tiny woolly phyllaries around the flower head. It contains usually 4 tubular florets each no more than 1.5 millimeters long.[1] Cypselas from bisexual florets have deciduous white pappi, and those from female florets lack pappi.[2]


  1. ^ Cymbolaena griffithii. Flora of Pakistan.
  2. ^ Abid, R. and M. Qaiser. (2008). Cypsela morphology of some genera in the tribe Gnaphalieae (Asteraceae) from Pakistan. Pak. J. Bot 40(2), 473-85.
Taxon identifiers
Filago griffithii
Cymbolaena griffithii
Stylocline griffithii

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