9195.000 Aspilia Thouars

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

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Leaves opposite, very rough to the touch (in ours). Capitula terminal, solitary or in lax racemes, sometimes axillary, radiate, yellow, white, lilac or purple. Phyllaries 2-3-seriate. Receptacular scales clasping the florets, narrowly oblong to obovate. Achenes obovoid, bilaterally flattened, pubescent. Pappus a laciniate cupule, often with 2 barbellate setae in addition.

Zambia: 10 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
affinis De Wild.
africana (Pers.) C. D. Adams subsp. africana
angolensis (Klatt) Muschl.N,WNw,N
helianthoides (Schumach. & Thonn.) Oliv. & Hiern subsp. ciliata (Schumach.) C.D.AdamsN,W,SNw,N,S
kotschyi (Sch. Bip.ex Hochst.) Oliv. var. kotschyi N,W,C,SCb,N,Lk,SDescription, Image
kotschyi (Sch. Bip.ex Hochst.) Oliv. var. alba BerhautSMc,SDescription, Image
mendoncae WildNN
mossambicensis (Oliv.) WildB,N,C,SMc,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
natalensis (Sond.) WildN,W,E,SImage
pluriseta Schweinf. subsp. pluriseta N,W,C,SCb,N,LkDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Aspilia:

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Flora of Botswana: Aspilia
Flora of Caprivi: Aspilia
Flora of Malawi: Aspilia
Flora of Mozambique: Aspilia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Aspilia

External websites:

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

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: Aspilia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1522, retrieved 22 July 2019

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