9341.080 Leucanthemum Mill.

Pope, G.V. (1992) Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1)

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs; stems erect or procumbent, usually branched; roots red-tipped. Leaves alternate, entire to pinnate. Capitula solitary, rarely in lax corymbs, terminal, radiate, heterogamous; phyllaries imbricate, 2–3-seriate; receptacle convex or flat. Ray florets white or pink, less often the outer florets tubular, rayless and yellow; disc florets yellow; corolla tube spongy and swollen in fruit, especially beneath, with 5 lobes. Fruit achenes, oblong-cylindrical, usually 10-ribbed, with mucilaginous cells and secretory canals between the ribs; pappus a crown or an adaxial auricle, sometimes rudimentary or absent.

Worldwide: 33 species in Europe (mainly mountainous areas) and SW Asia

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

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maximum (Ramond) DC.
vulgare Lam.

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

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: Leucanthemum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2201, retrieved 18 January 2022

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