5922.000 Alepidea F. Delaroche

Van Wyk, B.-E., de Castro, A., Tilney, P.M., Winter, P.J.D.and Magee, A.R. (2008) A new species of Alepidea (Apiaceae, subfam. Saniculoideae) South African Journal of Botany 74(4) 740-745

Description of the genus

Erect, biennial or perennial, herbs. Leaves simple; margin dentate, the teeth extended into long cilia. Inflorescence composed of capitate umbels, each composed of sessile flowers. Bracts well-developed, in c.2 series, forming a connate, conspicuous involucre around each head. Calyx teeth conspicuous. Petals erect, often with a sharply inflexed apex. Stylopodium not well developed. Fruit smooth or tuberculate.

Worldwide: 20 species, tropical and especially southern Africa

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
peduncularis A. Rich.N,W,C,EMcDescription, Image
propinqua DümmerNw,Mc,C

Other sources of information about Alepidea:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Alepidea
Flora of Mozambique: Alepidea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Alepidea

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Alepidea.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1036, retrieved 24 January 2021

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