8541.000 Cephalaria Schrad. ex Roem. & Schult.

Description of the genus

Inflorescence of terminal capitula with (1-)2 rows of involucral bracts, these scarious or pubescent, usually obtuse. Receptacular scales obtuse, acuminate, scarious. Involucel 4-angled, furrowed, crowned (in ours) by a membranous corona. Calyx ┬▒ lobed, without persistent bristles. Corolla of 4 lobes, those of the outer flowers often larger than the inner.

Worldwide: c. 65 species extending from the Mediterranean to C Asia, Ethiopia and southern Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Cephalaria pungens

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Other sources of information about Cephalaria:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Cephalaria
Flora of Mozambique: Cephalaria
Flora of Zambia: Cephalaria

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cephalaria
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cephalaria
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cephalaria
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cephalaria
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cephalaria

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Cephalaria.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1430, retrieved 29 August 2016

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