8816.020 Chromolaena DC.


Description of the genus

Scrambling, ± climbing shrub. Leaves opposite. Capitula discoid, 10-40-flowered in corymbs. Involucral bracts imbricate with a coloured apex. Receptacle flat or convex, sometimes with scales. Corolla white or pale blue. Achenes bristly, with (3-)5 ribs. Pappus of many persistent, capillary bristles.

Worldwide: 165 species in tropical and warm America; one species (odorata) a weed in Old World

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Chromolaena odorata

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
odorata (L.) R.M. King & H. Rob.NDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Chromolaena:

External websites:

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

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: Chromolaena.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1589, retrieved 24 October 2016

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