8816.030 Ageratina Spach


Beentje, H.J. & Ghazanfar, S.A. (eds.) (2005) Compositae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs (in ours). Leaves opposite. Capitula in corymbs, homogamous, discoid. Phyllaries 1-many-seriate. Receptacular scales 0. Corolla 4- or 5-lobed, purplish, bluish or white. Achenes 5-angled. Pappus of numerous bristles in 1-3 series.

Worldwide: c.290 species in the Eastern USA, C and W South America; 2 species naturalised in the Old World.

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

Ageratina adenophora

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adenophora (Spreng.) R.M. King & H. Rob.Description, Image
vernalis (Vatke & Kurtz) R.M. King & H. Rob.

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Flora of Zambia: Ageratina
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ageratina

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ageratina
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ageratina
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ageratina
JSTOR Plant Science: Ageratina
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ageratina
Plants of the World Online: Ageratina
Tropicos: Ageratina
Wikipedia: Ageratina

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Ageratina.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1470, retrieved 12 April 2024

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