8816.020 Chromolaena DC.


Description of the genus

Scrambling, ± climbing shrub. Leaves opposite. Capitula discoid, 10-40-flowered in corymbs. Involucral bracts imbricate with a coloured apex. Receptacle flat or convex, sometimes with scales. Corolla white or pale blue. Achenes bristly, with (3-)5 ribs. Pappus of many persistent, capillary bristles.

Worldwide: 165 species in tropical and warm America; one species (odorata) a weed in the Old World

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Chromolaena odorata

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
odorata (L.) R.M. King & H. Rob.NDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Chromolaena:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Chromolaena
Flora of Mozambique: Chromolaena

External websites:

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

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: Chromolaena.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1589, retrieved 13 June 2024

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