9499.000 Pleiotaxis Steetz

Wild, H. (1972) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 3. Mutisieae. Kirkia 8(2) 173-207

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or suffrutices. Leaves alternate, usually sheathing the stem at the base. Inflorescences of racemes or panicles, sometimes the heads solitary or with a few subtending heads. Phyllaries in many rows, rounded or obtuse, sometimes purplish. Capitula homogamous, discoid; florets bisexual. Receptacular scales 0. Corolla tubular below, abruptly widening to a linear limb exserted beyond the pappus and involucre. Achenes densely hispid. Pappus of barbellate or ± plumose setae.

Worldwide: 26 species in tropical Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
eximia O. Hoffm. subsp. eximia N,W,C

Other sources of information about Pleiotaxis:

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Flora of Botswana: Pleiotaxis
Flora of Caprivi: Pleiotaxis
Flora of Malawi: Pleiotaxis
Flora of Mozambique: Pleiotaxis
Flora of Zambia: Pleiotaxis

External websites:

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

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: Pleiotaxis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1567, retrieved 31 August 2016

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