9438.000 Berkheya Ehrh.

Rössler, H. (1975) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 5. Subtribe: Gorteriinae. Kirkia 10(1) 73-99

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs (ours), subshrubs or shrubs. Leaves alternate, ± spiny (only weakly so in zeyheri). Capitula heterogamous and radiate (in ours) or homogamous and discoid. Phyllaries in several series, connate at the base only, always spiny, but spines may be slender and bristle-like (zeyheri). Ray florets yellow. Pappus scales in 1 or 2 series or arranged irregularly.

Worldwide: 75 species in tropical and South Africa

Zambia: 5 taxa.

Berkheya echinacea subsp. polyacantha

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
angolensis O. Hoffm.W
bipinnatifida (Harv.) Roessler subsp. echinopsoides (Baker) Roessler var. echinopsoides (Baker) G.V. PopeNDescription, Image
carlinopsis Welw. ex O. Hoffm. subsp. sylvicola (S. Moore) RoesslerW
echinacea (Harv.) O. Hoffm. ex Burtt Davy subsp. polyacantha (Baker) RoesslerNMcDescription, Image
zeyheri (Sond. & Harv.) Oliv. & HiernEMcDescription, Image

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

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Tropicos: Berkheya
Wikipedia: Berkheya

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: Berkheya.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1565, retrieved 23 February 2024

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