8992.040 Plecostachys Hilliard & B.L. Burtt

Hilliard, O.M. (1983) Asteraceae, Inuleae, Gnaphaliinae Flora of Southern Africa 33-7-2

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or sub-shrubs; stems long, slender, tangled, thinly white-tomentose, leafy. Leaves alternate, small, elliptic, to suborbicular; apex obtuse or rounded, sessile or shortly petiolate; margins entire, flat or undulate, lower surfaces white-tormentose. Capitula disciform, small, many in small compact corymbose clusters terminating branchlets. Phyllaries in 3 or 4 rows, tips opaque, white. Receptacle shortly honeycombed, flat, without scales. Florets 10-40 flowers, narrowly tubular; corolla yellow, sometimes tipped pink or purple. Pappus bristles scabrid above.

Worldwide: 2 species, endemic to southern Africa.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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serpyllifolia (P.J. Bergius) Hilliard & B.L. Burtt

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Plecostachys.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2202, retrieved 10 December 2023

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