9190.000 Blainvillea Cass.

Wild, H. (1967) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 1. Heliantheae. Kirkia 6(1) 1-62

Description of the genus

Erect scabrid herb. Leaves opposite or subopposite (inflorescence bracts alternate), scabrid. Inflorescences of lax cymose panicles; also individual capitula may occur in the forks of the branches. Capitula heterogamous, radiate; ray-florets fertile; disk-florets bisexual and fertile. Phyllaries subequal. Receptacular scales folded and enclosing the florets. Ray-florets with a minute (< 2 mm) 2-3-fid ligule. Anther-bases obtuse or sagittate below. Achenes trigonous. Pappus of 2-3 stout barbellate bristles arising from an entire narrow cupule.

Worldwide: 10 species in America, some pantropical weeds

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Blainvillea gayana

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Wikipedia: Blainvillea

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: Blainvillea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1520, retrieved 27 May 2024

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