9561.000 Tolpis Adans.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs, usually scapose. Leaves (in ours) almost entirely basal, entire to dentate. Capitula in lax cymes or panicles. Receptacular scales 0 but fimbriate alveoli present. Phyllaries in 2-3 series. Ligules yellow, drying greenish. Achenes obconic, glabrous, finely ribbed; apex truncate, not narrowed or beaked. Pappus of persistent rigid setae in 2 series.

Worldwide: c. 20 species, mainly in the Mediterranean region

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Tolpis capensis

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capensis (L.) Sch. Bip.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Tolpis
Flora of Malawi: Tolpis
Flora of Mozambique: Tolpis
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Tolpis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Tolpis
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iNaturalist: Tolpis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tolpis
JSTOR Plant Science: Tolpis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Tolpis
Plants of the World Online: Tolpis
Tropicos: Tolpis
Wikipedia: Tolpis

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: Tolpis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1572, retrieved 4 March 2024

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