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:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Matricaria
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Matricaria
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Matricaria
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Matricaria
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iNaturalist: Matricaria
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Matricaria
JSTOR Plant Science: Matricaria
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Matricaria
Plants of the World Online: Matricaria
Tropicos: Matricaria
Wikipedia: Matricaria

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: Matricaria.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1735, retrieved 20 June 2024

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