9431.000 Ursinia Gaertn.

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

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs. Leaves alternate, entire, serrate or pinnatisect. Phyllaries in many (5-7) rows. Capitula radiate, rarely discoid; ray florets neuter, rarely female; disk florets bisexual, fertile but inner may be female. Receptacle with scales, which are as long as and envelop the disk florets. Achenes 5-ribbed, glabrous or with a basal tuft of long hairs. Pappus in 1 row, of 5-10 obovate, rounded, scales or in 2 rows, consisting of 5 outer scales and 5 inner bristles or sometimes 0.

Worldwide: 38 species in Africa, mainly in South Africa

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
montana DC. subsp. montana E
nana DC. subsp. leptophylla PrasslerW

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Flora of Mozambique: Ursinia

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Ursinia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1560, retrieved 20 April 2019

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