9405.010 Crassocephalum Moench.

Description of the genus

Similar to Senecio, but differing in never having ray florets. A calyculus of short bracts (c.1/4 to 1/5 of the length of the inner phyllaries) is present. The genus is typically thistle-like in appearance, but all parts are soft and not spiny.

Worldwide: 24 species from warm Africa to Yemen and the Mascarenes

Zimbabwe: 6 taxa.

Crassocephalum rubens var. rubens

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
crepidioides (Benth.) S. MooreN,C,E,SDescription, Image
montuosum (S. Moore) Milne-Redh.E
rubens (Jacq.) S. Moore var. rubens N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
rubens (Jacq.) S. Moore var. sarcobasis (DC.) C. Jeffrey & BeentjeN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
uvens (Hiern) S. MooreN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
× picridifolium (DC.) S. MooreN,W,C,E,S

Other sources of information about Crassocephalum:

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crassocephalum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Crassocephalum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Crassocephalum
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iNaturalist: Crassocephalum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Crassocephalum
JSTOR Plant Science: Crassocephalum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crassocephalum
Plants of the World Online: Crassocephalum
Tropicos: Crassocephalum
Wikipedia: Crassocephalum

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: Crassocephalum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1548, retrieved 4 March 2024

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