9499.000 Pleiotaxis Steetz

Wild, H. (1972) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 3. Mutisieae. Kirkia 8(2) 173-207

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or suffrutices. Leaves alternate, usually sheathing the stem at the base. Inflorescences of racemes or panicles, sometimes the heads solitary or with a few subtending heads. Phyllaries in many rows, rounded or obtuse, sometimes purplish. Capitula homogamous, discoid; florets bisexual. Receptacular scales 0. Corolla tubular below, abruptly widening to a linear limb exserted beyond the pappus and involucre. Achenes densely hispid. Pappus of barbellate or ± plumose setae.

Worldwide: 26 species in tropical Africa

Zambia: 13 taxa.

Pleiotaxis eximia subsp. eximia

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
angustirugosa C. Jeffrey[End][DD]BNw,W,SDescription, Image
antunesii O.Hoffm. BWDescription, Image
argentea M.R.F. Taylor [NrEnd]NNDescription, Image
dewevrei O. Hoffm. ex T. Durand & De Wild.N,WCb,NDescription, Image
eximia O. Hoffm. subsp. eximia B,N,W,C,SNw,N,Lk,SDescription, Image
eximia O.Hoffm. subsp. kassneri (S.Moore) G.V.Pope NN
fulva HiernWNw
huillensis O. Hoffm. subsp. argentea (M.Taylor) S.Ortiz & Rodr.Oubiña[End]N
oxylepis C. Jeffrey[End][VU]NN
pulcherrima SteetzN,W,E,SNw,Cb,N,E,CDescription, Image
racemosa O. Hoffm.NN
rogersii S. MooreWNwDescription, Image
rugosa O. Hoffm.B

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

External websites:

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

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: Pleiotaxis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1567, retrieved 7 December 2023

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