9504.000 Erythrocephalum Benth.

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. Leaves alternate, simple, semi-amplexicaul, usually discolorous. Capitula homogamous and discoid or (in ours) heterogamous; inner florets actinomorphic, bisexual; outer male, radiate. Phyllaries many-seriate, imbricate. Receptacular scales present, resembling the inner phyllaries. Ray florets when present with large, deep-red, 3-fid rays. Achenes barrel-shaped, 5-angled. Pappus of 4-5, caducous, barbellate setae.

Worldwide: 12 species in eastern, central and southern tropical Africa

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Erythrocephalum zambesianum

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
dianthiflorum O. Hoffm.N,W
microcephalum DandyW
zambesianum Oliv. & HiernC,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Erythrocephalum:

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Flora of Malawi: Erythrocephalum
Flora of Mozambique: Erythrocephalum
Flora of Zambia: Erythrocephalum

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Erythrocephalum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1569, retrieved 21 September 2020

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