5922.000 Alepidea F. Delaroche

Van Wyk, B.-E., de Castro, A., Tilney, P.M., Winter, P.J.D.and Magee, A.R. (2008) A new species of Alepidea (Apiaceae, subfam. Saniculoideae) South African Journal of Botany 74(4) 740-745

Description of the genus

Erect, biennial or perennial, herbs. Leaves simple; margin dentate, the teeth extended into long cilia. Inflorescence composed of capitate umbels, each composed of sessile flowers. Bracts well-developed, in c.2 series, forming a connate, conspicuous involucre around each head. Calyx teeth conspicuous. Petals erect, often with a sharply inflexed apex. Stylopodium not well developed. Fruit smooth or tuberculate.

Worldwide: 20 species, tropical and especially southern Africa

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Alepidea peduncularis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
amatymbica Eckl. & Zeyh.[CR]EDescription
peduncularis A. Rich.C,E,SDescription, Image

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Other sources of information about Alepidea:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Alepidea
Flora of Mozambique: Alepidea
Flora of Zambia: Alepidea

External websites:

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

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: Genus page: Alepidea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1036, retrieved 5 June 2023

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