9339.000 Matricaria L.

Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. (1963) Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada D. van Nostrand Co, Inc. Princetown New Jersey.

Description of the genus

Herbs. Leaves alternate, pinnatifid or pinnately dissected. Inflorescence small or mid-sized heads at the end of branches or corymbiform. Heads radiate or discoid, rays white, pistillate; involucral bracts dry, 2-3 serrate; receptacle naked, hemispheric or more often conic, or elongate; disc-corolla yellow, 4-5 toothed. Fruit achenes, generally nerved on the margins and ventrally, nerveless dorsally; pappus a short crown or none.

Worldwide: 20 species in temperate regions of Europe, America and Asia, also in southern Africa and naturalised in Australia.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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recutita L.

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External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Matricaria.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1735, retrieved 26 January 2022

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