Calyptocarpus Less.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs with decumbent or prostrate stems up to 30 cms long. Leaves opposite with blades of various shapes and toothed edges. Flower heads solitary in the leaf axils each having 3-8 pale yellow ray florets. Disc florets 10-20 bisexual, fertile, yellow. The fruit is a flat achene with a pappus of 2 or more stout awns.

Derivation of name: kalypto - covered or hidden (Gr.) and karpos - fruit (Gr.)

Worldwide: About 6 species in subtropical and tropical Americas.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Calyptocarpus vialis

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Other sources of information about Calyptocarpus:

External websites:

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

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: Calyptocarpus., retrieved 26 February 2024

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