9411.050 Kleinia Mill.

Description of the genus

Succulent perennial herbs, often glaucous. Leaves alternate, usually entire. Capitula usually homogamous, discoid, 1-many in an inflorescence. Phyllaries 1-seriate. Calyculus usually present, less often 0. Receptacle flat, lacking scales. Flowers tubular, 5-toothed; style arms appendaged. Achenes without a beak. Pappus of bristles in several series.

Worldwide: c.40 species from the Canary Is, tropical and South Africa, Madagascar, Arabia to Sri Lanka

Zambia: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
abyssinica (A. Rich.) A. Berger var. abyssinica
fulgens Hook. f.B,CLkDescription, Image
grantii (Oliv. & Hiern) Hook. f.N
mweroensis (Baker) C.Jeffrey N

Other sources of information about Kleinia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Kleinia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Kleinia
Flora of Malawi: Kleinia
Flora of Mozambique: Kleinia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Kleinia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Kleinia

External websites:

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

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: Kleinia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1554, retrieved 5 March 2024

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