Ageratinastrum Mattf.

Pope, G.V. (1992) Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1)

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs with annual stems from a woody rootstock; stems many, densely leafy, with flagelliform hairs. Leaves alternate or opposite, glandular-punctate. Capitula homogamous; involucre with several series of phyllaries; receptacle flat. Corolla regularly 5-lobed, with hairy lobes; anthers with wide hyaline appendage and short tails; style branches subulate, hairy on outside. Achenes 4–5-angled, truncate at apex, glandular; pappus of lacerate scales or of alternating scales and setae.

Worldwide: 2 species in eastern and south-central Africa.

Zambia: 2 taxa.

Ageratinastrum polyphyllum

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
palustre Wild & G.V. Pope [VU]N
polyphyllum (Baker) Mattf. EMcDescription, Image

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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: Ageratinastrum., retrieved 9 February 2023

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