9245.000 Tridax L.

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

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Leaves opposite. Capitula solitary on long peduncles, radiate, heterogamous. Ray florets female, fertile; disk bisexual and fertile. Involucre ± hemispheric. Phyllaries in 2 series, the outer shorter than or equal to the inner. Rays present, 3-lobed or dentate; disk florets cylindric, 5-lobed. Receptacular scales linear, ± keeled. Achenes silky-villous. Pappus of numerous densely plumose bristles.

Worldwide: 30 species, American, mostly Mexico

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Tridax procumbens

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procumbens L.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Tridax
Flora of Caprivi: Tridax
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Tridax
Flora of Malawi: Tridax
Flora of Mozambique: Tridax
Flora of Zambia: Tridax

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Tridax
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JSTOR Plant Science: Tridax
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Tridax
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Tropicos: Tridax
Wikipedia: Tridax

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: Tridax.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1533, retrieved 2 March 2024

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