9401.000 Lopholaena DC.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or shrublets. Leaves alternate, ± sessile, frequently glaucous, often amplexicaul and decurrent. Capitula homogamous, discoid, solitary, clustered or paniculate. Phyllaries in 1 series. Receptacle flat, alveolate, with margins of alveoli raised. Flowers with 5 triangular lobes. Style terete. Pappus in 2-3 series of slender bristles.

Derivation of name: lophos - crest; chlaina - cloak, referring to the shape of the floral bracts

Worldwide: 19 species in tropical and South Africa

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
dolichopappa (O. Hoffm.) S. MooreN?
trianthema (O. Hoffm.) B.L. BurttN

Other sources of information about Lopholaena:

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Flora of Malawi: Lopholaena
Flora of Mozambique: Lopholaena
Flora of Zimbabwe: Lopholaena

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Lopholaena.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1547, retrieved 28 November 2023

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