9146.000 Ambrosia L.

Wild, H. (1967) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 1. Heliantheae. Kirkia 6(1) 1-62

Description of the genus

Annual herb (in ours). Leaves alternate, petiolate, 2-pinnatisect. Capitula small, unisexual. Male capitula: racemose, many-flowered; phyllaries connate into a funnel-shaped involucre; receptacular scales filiform or 0; corolla 5-lobed, whitish. Female capitula: sessile or clustered in axils of leaves below the male; 1-flowered; corolla 0. Achenes tightly enclosed in the female involucre which bears spines or tubercles. Pappus 0. Another genus, which is atypical for Asteraceae.

Worldwide: 43 species, cosmopolitan, especially America

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Ambrosia maritima

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
maritima L.W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Ambrosia:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Ambrosia
Flora of Malawi: Ambrosia
Flora of Mozambique: Ambrosia
Flora of Zambia: Ambrosia

External websites:

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

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: Ambrosia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1512, retrieved 25 July 2016

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