8775.000 Elephantopus L.

Wild, H. & Pope, G.V. (1977) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 7. Vernonieae (excluding Vernonia). Kirkia 10(2) 339-384

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs with annual stems from a woody rootstock. Leaves mostly basal; those on the stem alternate, sessile or ± so, the base clasping the stem; upper leaves grading into bracts. Capitula few-flowered, numerous, aggregated into bracteate glomerules, homogamous. Involucre narrowly ovoid-cylindric. Phyllaries few-seriate, with spiny apices. Achenes narrowly turbinate-cylindric, c.10-ribbed. Pappus 1-seriate; setae 7-10 with bases broad, scale-like and usually overlapping.

Worldwide: 30 species from tropical and warm parts of the world.

Zambia: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
mollis Kunth WNw
scaber L. subsp. plurisetus (O. Hoffm.) Philipson var. plurisetus B,N,W,C,E,SNw,N,E,C,Lk,SDescription, Image
scaber L. subsp. plurisetus var. argenteus C.Jeffrey N,WCb,Lp
scaber L. subsp. plurisetus var. hirsutus Philipson NN

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Elephantopus
Flora of Malawi: Elephantopus
Flora of Mozambique: Elephantopus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Elephantopus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Elephantopus
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Elephantopus
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Elephantopus
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Tropicos: Elephantopus
Wikipedia: Elephantopus

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: Elephantopus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1466, retrieved 29 September 2023

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