The classification of the genus Waitzia Wendl. (Asteraceae : Gnaphalieae)

The circumscription of Waitzia is discussed and a narrow generic concept proposed. Five species and two infraspecific taxa are recognised. A key is provided and full synonymy given. One new species combination, W. nitida, is made; two new varieties are described. Waitzia citrina, W. conica and W. paniculata are excluded from the genus.