8541.000 Cephalaria Schrad. ex Roem. & Schult.

Description of the genus

Inflorescence of terminal capitula with (1-)2 rows of involucral bracts, these scarious or pubescent, usually obtuse. Receptacular scales obtuse, acuminate, scarious. Involucel 4-angled, furrowed, crowned (in ours) by a membranous corona. Calyx ┬▒ lobed, without persistent bristles. Corolla of 4 lobes, those of the outer flowers often larger than the inner.

Worldwide: c. 65 species extending from the Mediterranean to C Asia, Ethiopia and southern Africa

Zambia: 4 taxa.

Cephalaria integrifolia

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
goetzei Engl.SS
integrifolia NapperEEDescription, Image
katangensis NapperN,W,CN,C
pungens Szab├│N,W,CN,CDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Cephalaria:

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Flora of Malawi: Cephalaria
Flora of Mozambique: Cephalaria
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cephalaria

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Cephalaria.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1430, retrieved 8 February 2023

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