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.

Derivation of name: from Greek: a meaning without, spilos, a spot or blemish, hence spotless.

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,SDescription, Image
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 Caprivi: cultivated Aspilia
Flora of Malawi: Aspilia
Flora of Mozambique: Aspilia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Aspilia

External websites:

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

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: Aspilia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1522, retrieved 24 April 2024

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