Laggera Benth.

BLUMEA P.P. sensu auct.

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

Wild, H. (1968-9) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 2. Inuleae (in part). Kirkia 7(1) 121-135

Description of the genus

Aromatic annual or perennial herbs; stems winged, with resin ducts. Leaves alternate, dentate, hairy, decurrent. Capitula disciform, terminal, forming a large lax inflorescence; flowers mauve, pink or yellow. Phyllaries narrow, the outer often recurved. Receptacle flat, without scales. Outer florets female, filiform, 3-lobed; inner florets bisexual, 5-lobed. Anthers without tails. Style 2-fid; with obtuse sweeping hairs reaching below the fork. Achenes cylindric, hairy, without resin ducts. Pappus of free barbellate bristles in 1 row; each bristle with appressed teeth.

Derivation of name: after Dr Franz Josef Lagger, Swiss physician and botanist, 1802-1870

Worldwide: 17 species in tropical Africa, Arabian Peninsula and Asia

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Laggera crispata

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
brevipes Oliv. & HiernN,C,E
crispata (Vahl) Hepper & J.R.I. WoodN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
decurrens (Vahl) Hepper & J.R.I. WoodN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Laggera:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Laggera
Flora of Caprivi: Laggera
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Laggera
Flora of Malawi: Laggera
Flora of Mozambique: Laggera
Flora of Zambia: Laggera

External websites:

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

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: Laggera., retrieved 20 April 2024

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