9262.000 Hypericophyllum Steetz

Pope, G.V. (1975) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 6. Helenieae. Kirkia 10(1) 101-121

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs. Leaves simple, opposite, sessile. Peduncles thickened below the capitula. Capitula homogamous, ray florets 0. Phyllaries in 3-5 series; outer ± broadly ovate, inner longer and narrower. Receptacle without scales. Corolla orange-red (in ours), deeply 5-lobed at apex. Achenes longitudinally ribbed, sometimes 4-5-angled, strigose to hispid. Pappus 1-seriate, of numerous, usually hooked, bristles.

Worldwide: 7 species in tropical Africa

Zambia: 4 taxa.

Hypericophyllum compositarum

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
angolense (O. Hoffm.) N.E. Br.N,W,C
compositarum SteetzN,W,C,SDescription, Image
elatum (O. Hoffm.) N.E. Br.N,E
tessmannii (Mattf.) G.V. PopeN,W

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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hypericophyllum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hypericophyllum

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: Hypericophyllum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1535, retrieved 8 December 2022

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