9401.000 Lopholaena DC.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or shrublets. Leaves alternate, ± sessile, frequently glaucous, often amplexicaul and decurrent. Capitula homogamous, discoid, solitary, clustered or paniculate. Phyllaries in 1 series. Receptacle flat, alveolate, with margins of alveoli raised. Flowers with 5 triangular lobes. Style terete. Pappus in 2-3 series of slender bristles.

Derivation of name: lophos - crest; chlaina - cloak, referring to the shape of the floral bracts

Worldwide: 19 species in tropical and South Africa

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Lopholaena coriifolia

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
brickellioides S. Moore[NrEnd]EDescription, Image
coriifolia (Sond.) E. Phillips & C. A. Sm.W,C,SDescription, Image
sp.no.1 (Phipps 646)EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Lopholaena:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Lopholaena
Flora of Mozambique: Lopholaena
Flora of Zambia: Lopholaena

External websites:

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

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: Lopholaena.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1547, retrieved 20 May 2024

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