9207.000 Spilanthes Jacq.

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

Description of the genus

Annual herb (ours). Leaves opposite. Capitula solitary on long peduncles, radiate, heterogamous (in ours). Phyllaries 1-2-seriate; outer herbaceous. Ray florets yellow or white; disk florets yellow. Receptacle convex, elongate to conical; receptacular scales clasping the florets. Achenes flattened, biconvex or trigonous; margin hyaline.

Worldwide: Widespread in tropical Africa, South Africa and Mauritius.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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mauritiana (Rich. ex Pers.) DC.N,W,C,SNw,N,Lk,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Spilanthes:

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Flora of Malawi: Spilanthes
Flora of Mozambique: Spilanthes
Flora of Zimbabwe: Spilanthes

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Spilanthes.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1526, retrieved 4 October 2022

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