9218.000 Verbesina L.

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

Description of the genus

Annual her (ours). Leaves mostly alternate but sometimes opposite. Inflorescence a lax corymb or a few capitula on long peduncles or capitula solitary. Capitula heterogamous, radiate; ray-florets sterile; disk-florets bisexual and fertile. Involucre hemispheric or subspherical. Phyllaries in 2-6 rows. Receptacular scales convex. Ray-florets with a long (c. 1 cm), yellow, 2-3-dentate ligule. Disk-florets cylindric, 5-lobed. Anthers with a terminal appendage. Achenes flattened, with a broad irregular winged margin. Pappus of 2 awns.

Worldwide: c. 300 species in warm regions of America; ours a tropical weed

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Verbesina encelioides

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encelioides (Cav.) A. GrayC,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Verbesina:

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Flora of Botswana: Verbesina
Flora of Mozambique: Verbesina

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

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: Verbesina.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1527, retrieved 9 December 2016

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