8921.000 Microglossa DC.

Wild, H. (1975) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 4. Astereae. Kirkia 10(1) 1-72

Description of the genus

Shrubs or climbers. Leaves alternate, petiolate; lamina entire or serrate. Capitula in ± dense corymbose or subspherical terminal cymes, heterogamous, radiate; ray florets female, 3-4-seriate; disk florets bisexual. Rays white. Achenes narrowly turbinate, slightly 4-ribbed, ± flattened, pubescent. Pappus 1-seriate, of numerous very slender subequal minutely barbellate setae.

Worldwide: 10 species, occurring in Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes.

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
longiradiata WildE
pyrifolia (Lam.) KuntzeN,W,C,SLkDescription, Image
pyrrhopappa (A.Rich.) AgnewN,WCDescription, Image

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Microglossa.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1477, retrieved 27 February 2024

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