8751.010 Distephanus Cass.


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

Wild, H. (1978) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 8. Vernonieae (Vernonia). Kirkia 11(1) 31-127

Description of the genus

Shrubs or climbers. Leaves alternate, entire. Capitula discoid, in dense terminal corymbose panicles. Phyllaries in several rows, imbricate. Receptacle shallowly honeycombed, without scales. Corolla yellow or orange. Achenes usually 1-ribbed. Pappus of many scabrid bristles; inner ones longest.

This genus was included within Vernonia in the account in FZ 6(1).

Worldwide: 40 species, mostly Madagascar, some in Africa and SE Asia

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Distephanus divaricatus

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
divaricatus (Steetz) H.Rob. & B. KahnN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Distephanus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Distephanus

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: Distephanus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1465, retrieved 20 March 2023

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