9351.000 Cotula L. - Buttonweeds

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Leaves alternate, 1-2-pinnatisect (in ours). Capitulum solitary on each peduncle, heterogamous, discoid; marginal florets female, ithout corolla, disk florets bisexual (sometimes sterile) with 4-lobed corolla. Capitula discoid; phyllaries subequal. Receptacle nude. Pappus 0.

Worldwide: 55 species, southern hemisphere (South Africa) to North Africa and Mexico.

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Cotula australis

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
anthemoides L.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
australis (Sieb. & Spreng) Hook.f.W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Cotula:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Cotula
Flora of Malawi: Cotula
Flora of Mozambique: Cotula
Flora of Zambia: Cotula

External websites:

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

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: Cotula.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1543, retrieved 19 May 2024

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