Bassia All.

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

Shrubs or annual herbs with much-branched stems. Leaves numerous, small, hairy. Flowers minute, solitary or on short spikes from the upper axils forming terminal spikes or spike-like panicles. Sepals 5, pubescent, incurved. Fruit an achene. Seeds horizontal.

Worldwide: About 20 species distributed from the western Mediterranean to east Asia.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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scoparia (L.) A.J. Scott

Other sources of information about Bassia:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Bassia., retrieved 12 May 2021

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