Wilkesia gymnoxiphium
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Tribe: Madieae[1][2]
Genus: Wilkesia
Type species
Wilkesia gymnoxiphium
A.Gray, 1852

Wilkesia is a genus of Hawaiian plants in the tarweed-silversword tribe within the sunflower family.[3][4] It contains two perennials, both of which are endemic to the island of Kauaʻi in Hawaiʻi. Wilkesia is a component of the silversword alliance.[5]

formerly included[1]

Wilkesia grayana - Argyroxiphium grayanum


  1. 1 2 3 Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist
  2. "Genus Wilkesia". Taxonomy. UniProt. Retrieved 2009-10-31.
  3. Gray, Asa. 1852. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 2: 160
  4. The International Plant Names Index
  5. Carr, Gerald (2009-06-01). "Wilkesia A. Gray". Hawaiian Native Plant Genera. Retrieved 2009-10-31.
  6. "Subordinate Taxa of Wilkesia A Gray". TROPICOS. Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 2009-10-31.

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