9366.000 Pentzia Thunb.

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Herbs or small shrubs. Leaves alternate. Capitula discoid, usually solitary and pedunculate or corymbose, homogamous with bisexual, fertile disk florets. Receptacular scales 0. Phyllaries 4-seriate, usually ovate; margin membranous. Pappus of 1 lateral, broad, membranous scale, or a membranous cup or a toothed crown or 0.

Derivation of name: after Hendrik Christian Pentz, 1738–1803, Swedish plant collector.

Worldwide: 23 species, mostly in southern Africa; 2 in North Africa (Morocco and Algeria)

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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incana (Thunb.) KuntzeCDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Pentzia

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Pentzia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pentzia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Pentzia
Wikipedia: Pentzia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pentzia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pentzia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Pentzia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1546, retrieved 27 May 2022

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