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Pearly everlasting
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Anaphalis margaritacea
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Gnaphalieae
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Anaphalis

DC. (1838)

Anaphalis (pronounced A-nĂ¡-pha-lis) is a genus within the Asteraceae family whose members are commonly known by the name Pearly everlasting. There are around 110 species within the genus with the vast majority being native to central and southern Asia. There is one species native to North America that is fairly well known and popular in cultivation, namely the Western Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea).

Two of the species, A. javanica and A. longifolia can be found on the mountain af the Java island in Indonesia. A. javanica, also known as the Javanese Edelweiss, is currently an endangered species.

Species

  • Anaphalis javanica (Javanese Edelweiss)
  • Anaphalis longiflora
  • Anaphalis longifolia
  • Anaphalis lorentzii
  • Anaphalis margaritacea - Western Pearly Everlasting
  • Anaphalis viscida - found in Mount Tambora, Indonesia

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