Taxon: Pectis elongata Kunth

Genus: Pectis
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
Nomen number: 401806
Place of publication: F. W. H. A. von Humboldt et al., Nov. gen. sp. 4:206[folio]. 1818; 4:262[quarto]. 1820
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 10-Apr-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 18-Jul-2001
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • citronelle  (Source: F LAnt) - French

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide ISTA)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico Guerrero, Oaxaca, Veracruz
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Cuba ; Dominica ; Grenada ; Hispaniola ; Jamaica ; Martinique ; Puerto Rico ; St. Lucia
    • Central America: Costa Rica ; El Salvador ; Guatemala ; Honduras ; Nicaragua ; Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana ; Guyana ; Suriname ; Venezuela
    • Western South America: Colombia ; Ecuador Guayas


  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 98. 2012 (L West Indies)
  • Breedlove, D. E., ed. Flora of Chiapas. (F Chiapas)
  • Funk, V. et al. Checklist of the plants of the Guiana Shield (Venezuela: Amazonas, Bolivar, Delta Amacuro; Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana). Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 55:1-584. 2007 (L Guiana Shield)
  • Hokche, O. et al. Nuevo catálogo de la flora vascular de Venezola. (L Venez ed2)
  • Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  • Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75. 1999 (L Ecuador)
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. (F Guat)
  • Stevens, W. D. et al., eds. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3). (F Nicaragua)
  • Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. (F VenGuay)
  • Turner, B. L. 1996. The comps of Mexico: a systematic account of the family Asteraceae. Volume 6: Tageteae and Anthemideae Phytologia Mem. 10:31.
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. (F Panama)

Check other web resources for Pectis elongata Kunth :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.