Eupatorieae is a tribe of over 2000 species of plants in the aster family. Most of the species are native to tropical, subtropical, and warm temperate areas of the Americas, but some are found elsewhere. Well-known members are Stevia rebaudiana (known for its sweet leaves), a number of medicinal plants (for example in Eupatorium), and a variety of late summer to autumn blooming garden flowers, including Ageratum and Conoclinium (mistflower).
Plants in this tribe have only disc florets (no ray florets) and petals which are white, slightly yellowish off-white, pink, or purple (never a full yellow).
Within the aster family, the Eupatorieae are in the subfamily Asteroideae. Within Asteroideae, they are in the supertribe Helianthodae. Within Helianthodae, they belong to an informal group without taxonomic rank called the phytomelanin cypsela clade, which contains 11 tribes.
The sister tribe of Eupatorieae is probably Perityleae. This result received moderate statistical support (68% bootstrap percentage) in a study published in 2002.
Other articles related to "eupatorieae":
... Robinson 1970 Studies in the Eupatorieae (Compositae). 1975.- Studies in the Eupatorieae (Asteraceae), CXXXIX ... The genera of the Eupatorieae (Asteraceae) ...
... Because the Eupatorieae originated from within the Heliantheae (broadly defined), to maintain monophyletic taxa it is necessary to either make Eupatorieae a subtribe within Heliantheae or to split the ... a supertribe Helianthodae including these smaller tribes, the Eupatorieae, and a few other tribes such as Inuleae ...