Pascalia Ortega

Strother, J.L. (2006) Flora of North America: Magnoliophyta: Asteridae, part 8: Asteraceae, part 3. Published on the Internet: accessed 15 April 2018

Description of the genus

Rhizomatous perennials. Stems erect, branched. Leaves opposite; lamina 3-veined, linear-lanceolate to linear; margin entire or toothed. Heads radiate, borne singly. Involucres 10–15 mm in diameter, campanulate to hemispherical; phyllaries persistent, borne in 2–3 series, linear to linear-lanceolate, herbaceous. Receptacles hemispherical, bearing lanceolate to ovate paleae, which become papery. Ray florets 13–21, pistillate, fertile; corollas yellow. Disc florets numerous, bisexual, fertile; corollas yellow; lobes 5, ± triangular. Achenes 3-angled or ± flattened and weakly 4-angled. Pappus 0, or persistent, coroniform.

Derivation of name: Named for D. B. Pascal, French/Italian physician-botanist, once director of the royal garden at Parma

Worldwide: 2 species in South America

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Pascalia., retrieved 27 September 2022

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