9406.000 Cineraria L.

Cron, G.V., Balkwill, K. & Knox, E.B. (2006) A revision of the genus Cineraria (Asteraceae, Senecioneae) Kew Bulletin 61 449 - 535

Cron, G.V., Balkwill, K. & Knox, E.B. (2006) Two new species and a variety of Cineraria (Asteraceae) from tropical Africa Kew Bulletin 61 167 - 178

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or subshrubs. Stems and leaves often grey, covered with a cobwebby indumentum. Leaves palmately veined and auriculate. Involucre with a calyculus. Capitula heterogamous, radiate; ray and disk florets yellow. Achenes flattened, obovate with narrow wings or margins and with a substantial carpopodium. Pappus of white caducous setae.

Derivation of name: from "cinereus" meaning ash-coloured, referring to the greyish indumentum.

Worldwide: 35 species in tropical and South Africa, Madagascar and SW Arabia

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
deltoidea Sond.EDescription, Image
mazoensis S. Moore var. mazoensis SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Cineraria:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Cineraria
Flora of Mozambique: Cineraria
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cineraria
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Cineraria

External websites:

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

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: Cineraria.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1550, retrieved 5 March 2024

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