9146.000 Ambrosia L.

Wild, H. (1967) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 1. Heliantheae. Kirkia 6(1) 1-62

Description of the genus

Annual herb (in ours). Leaves alternate, petiolate, 2-pinnatisect. Capitula small, unisexual. Male capitula: racemose, many-flowered; phyllaries connate into a funnel-shaped involucre; receptacular scales filiform or 0; corolla 5-lobed, whitish. Female capitula: sessile or clustered in axils of leaves below the male; 1-flowered; corolla 0. Achenes tightly enclosed in the female involucre which bears spines or tubercles. Pappus 0. Another genus, which is atypical for Asteraceae.

Worldwide: 43 species, cosmopolitan, especially America

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Ambrosia:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ambrosia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ambrosia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ambrosia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ambrosia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Ambrosia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ambrosia
JSTOR Plant Science: Ambrosia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ambrosia
Plants of the World Online: Ambrosia
Tropicos: Ambrosia
Wikipedia: Ambrosia

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: Ambrosia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1512, retrieved 19 July 2024

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