Author: Jan Scholten
Astereae, 170 genera; ± 3000 species.
Gnaphalieae: ± 1300 species; Everlastings; Pussy's-toes tribe; Antennarias are found in groups which can be all-female colonies, all-male colonies and also mixed colonies.
Calenduleae: 8 genera; 120 species.
Astereae is a Tribe of the Subfamily Asteroideae of Asteraceae. It forms a clade together with Gnaphalieae, Calenduleae and Anthemideae. The placement of Inuleae and Plucheae is unsure, sometimes as an early diverging lineage of Asteroideae near Astereae, sometimes near Heliantheae in the broad sense.
In the Plant theory Asteroideae is split in four clades Heliantheae, Astereae, Senecioneae and Anthemideae. Astereae is placed in Subphase 5, together with the Subfamilies Gnaphalieae, Calenduleae, Inuleae, Plucheae. Anthemideae is split off from that clade and placed in its own Subphase 7.
The central theme is that of respect. They feel they have an inner strength and dignity, that they have many talents and are very good observers. They have an enthusiasm that can bring them far. But often their qualities are not very well seen by others, be it their parents, friends, teachers or authorities.
When they feel sure and strong, they can be boasting, sometimes even forcing and controlling others. They can sometimes overshout their own sensitivities. They feel better and greater than others.
When they are weak and unsure, they get the feeling of being walked over. They feel that they are not seen, overlooked or that others just run over them as unimportant persons or persons standing in the way. They can endure much, become silent, go inside and live their own internal life. They are able to survive where others would have given up or died. They shrink to survive. They are often very refined, having a kind of fragility. They are often not able to cope with the rough world. They expect others to understand their refinement but many do not. So they have to shrink their place and take less room as they cannot stand up fiercely for themselves. When others degrade them they start doubting themselves. They can hardly imagine that others do not understand their sensitivity and wisdom.
They feel unappreciated, not valued for what they do and are.
They are often abused by others.
Enthusiasm, cheerful, excitement; funny.
Strength, force, energetic.
Desire for company, friends.
Fear: disease; narrow places, tunnels, tubes, caves.
Dreams: dead people, relatives, friends; cannot find a toilet.