9501.000 Dicoma Cass.

Pope, G.V. (1992) Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1)

Wild, H. (1972) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 3. Mutisieae. Kirkia 8(2) 173-207

Description of the genus

Annual herbs or suffrutices with annual stems, often woolly-hairy and thistle-like. Leaves alternate, sessile and clasping the stem. Capitula homogamous and discoid, all florets bisexual or heterogamous, the outer florets neuter. Phyllaries many-seriate, imbricate, usually spine-tipped. Receptacular scales 0. Ray florets usually 0. Disk floret corollas yellowish to creamy-brown or purplish to whitish. Achenes ± flattened-turbinate, densely hispid. Pappus of 2-several series of setae.

Worldwide: 65 species in tropical and South Africa, Madagascar, Socotra and India

Zimbabwe: 7 taxa.

Dicoma schinzii

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
anomala Sond.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
galpinii F.C. WilsonS
gerrardii Harv. ex F.C. WilsonN,W,C,E,S
macrocephala DC.W,C,E,SDescription, Image
niccolifera Wild[NrEnd][LR-lc]N,W,C,EDescription, Image
schinzii O. Hoffm.N,W,C,SDescription, Image
tomentosa Cass.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Dicoma
Flora of Caprivi: Dicoma
Flora of Malawi: Dicoma
Flora of Mozambique: Dicoma
Flora of Zambia: Dicoma

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dicoma
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dicoma
JSTOR Plant Science: Dicoma
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dicoma
Plants of the World Online: Dicoma
Tropicos: Dicoma
Wikipedia: Dicoma

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: Dicoma.
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