9055.000 Athrixia Ker Gawl.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or shrubs. Leaves alternate, sessile, narrow, often needle-like [which in ours?]. Capitula heterogamous, radiate. Phyllaries in 6-8 rows, spreading and bristle-tipped, with short-stalked glandular hairs. Ray florets female, white, pink or purple; disk florets bisexual, white or yellow. Receptacle without scales. Achenes 3-6-ribbed, hairy but without glands. Pappus in 2 rows: outer consisting of scales, inner of bristles.

Worldwide: 14 species in tropical and South Africa.

Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.

Athrixia rosmarinifolia var. rosmarinifolia

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
fontinalis Wild[End][LR-lc]E
phylicoides DC.W,S
rosmarinifolia (Sch. Bip. ex Walp.) Oliv. & Hiern var. rosmarinifolia N,C,EDescription, Image
rosmarinifolia (Sch. Bip.) Oliv. & Hiern var. foliosa (S. Moore) KronerEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Athrixia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Athrixia
Flora of Malawi: Athrixia
Flora of Mozambique: Athrixia
Flora of Zambia: Athrixia

External websites:

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

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: Athrixia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1501, retrieved 23 May 2024

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