8941.000 Pluchea Cass.

Wild, H. (1968-9) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 2. Inuleae (in part). Kirkia 7(1) 121-135

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs, subshrubs or shrubs. Stems winged. Leaves alternate, sometimes slightly decurrent. Inflorescence (in ours) with capitula in a much-branched, terminal, leafless, corymbose cyme. Capitula disciform, heterogamous with outer florets female borne in 1-3 rows and inner florets bisexual. Receptacle naked. Phyllaries in 3-8 rows, ovate and narrowing upwards. Achenes cylindric. Pappus 1-seriate, of scaberulous bristles.

Worldwide: c. 40 species in warm areas

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Pluchea dioscoridis

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dioscoridis (L.) DC.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Pluchea
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Pluchea
Flora of Mozambique: Pluchea
Flora of Zambia: Pluchea

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pluchea
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pluchea
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Tropicos: Pluchea
Wikipedia: Pluchea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Pluchea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1485, retrieved 30 May 2024

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