9561.000 Tolpis Adans.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs, usually scapose. Leaves (in ours) almost entirely basal, entire to dentate. Capitula in lax cymes or panicles. Receptacular scales 0 but fimbriate alveoli present. Phyllaries in 2-3 series. Ligules yellow, drying greenish. Achenes obconic, glabrous, finely ribbed; apex truncate, not narrowed or beaked. Pappus of persistent rigid setae in 2 series.

Worldwide: c. 20 species, mainly in the Mediterranean region

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
capensis (L.) Sch. Bip.N,W,ENDescription, Image
mbalensis G.V.Pope NN

Other sources of information about Tolpis:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Tolpis
Flora of Malawi: Tolpis
Flora of Mozambique: Tolpis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Tolpis

External websites:

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

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: Tolpis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1572, retrieved 4 October 2023

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