8954.000 Porphyrostemma Benth. ex Oliv.

Wild, H. (1980) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area, 12. Inuleae (continued). Kirkia 12(1) 23-113

Description of the genus

Erect hispid herbs. Stems without wings. Leaves alternate. Inflorescence a lax panicle or capitula borne in the axils of the upper leaves. Capitula heterogamous: outer florets female, very narrowly tubular; inner bisexual, also tubular with 5 triangular lobes; style-branches exserted, obtuse at apex. Phyllaries in many rows, shaggy or hispid outside. Receptacular scales 0. Outer pappus of one row of minute (scarcely visible) laciniate scales; inner of c. 9 whitish stiff setae.

Worldwide: 4 species in tropical Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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chevalieri (O. Hoffm.) Hutch. & DalzielN

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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: Porphyrostemma.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1490, retrieved 21 May 2024

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