8953.000 Litogyne Harv.

EPALTES Cass.

Beentje, H.J. (ed.) (2002) Compositae (Part 2) Flora of Tropical East Africa

Wild, H. (1980) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area, 12. Inuleae (continued). Kirkia 12(1) 23-113

Description of the genus

Perennial, aromatic herbs. Leaves alternate, decurrent. Inflorescence of 3-6 capitula crowded together in an umbel at the ends of the branches. Florets purple. Capitula ovoid-campanulate, heterogamous; bisexual florets in the centre of the capitulum, fewer than the outer female florets. Receptacular scales 0. Anthers minutely tailed. Style undivided or with a minute notch, with tubercle-based hairs. Achenes cylindric with 5 ribs (in ours). Pappus 0 in the female florets, of 2-3 smooth bristles in the bisexual florets or sometimes 0.

Worldwide: 14 species in the tropics

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Litogyne gariepina

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gariepina (DC.) Anderb.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Litogyne
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Litogyne
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Litogyne
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Litogyne
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Litogyne

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: Litogyne.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1489, retrieved 26 June 2016

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