8992.000 Gnaphalium L.


Wild, H. (1980) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area, 12. Inuleae (continued). Kirkia 12(1) 23-113

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial, greyish or white-woolly herbs. Leaves alternate, usually linear, spathulate or obovate, entire, sessile. Capitula heterogamous,small, usually in small compact clusters; florets whitish or yellowish or purple-tinged. Phyllaries in several series. Outer florets female in 2-many series, numerous, usually outnumbering the inner bisexual florets. Pappus of rather soft bristles, sometimes 0 in female florets.

Worldwide: c. 50 species, cosmopolitan

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
polycaulon Pers.B,N,C,E,SImage
purpureum L.ELkDescription, Image

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Gnaphalium.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1495, retrieved 20 September 2019

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