Wild, H. (1980)
The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area, 12. Inuleae (continued). Kirkia 12(1) 23-113
Description of the genus
Annual or perennial herbs. Stems sometimes winged. Leaves alternate. Inflorescence a panicle or with solitary capitula on the branch ends. Phyllaries 3-7-rowed, often acuminate or aristate at apex and glandular outside. Capitula heterogamous with bisexual disk-florets and marginal filiform female florets which lack ligules. Receptacular scales 0.
Pappus of 5-15 delicate minutely barbellate bristles in all the florets.
Worldwide: 7 species from south-western tropical Africa
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Other sources of information about Nicolasia:ePIC
(electronic Plant Information Center): NicolasiaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: NicolasiaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for NicolasiaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): NicolasiaKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Nicolasia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1488, retrieved 25 May 2013