Doellia Sch. Bip.

BLUMEA P.P. sensu auct.

Anderberg, A.A. (1995) Doellia, an overlooked genus in the Asteraceae-Plucheeae Willdenowia 25 19-24

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Wild, H. (1968-9) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 2. Inuleae (in part). Kirkia 7(1) 121-135

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or subshrubs. Leaves alternate, linear-oblong to oblong-lanceolate, auriculate but not decurrent. Capitula broadly campanulate, disciform, terminal, solitary or few together in a lax corymb. Phyllaries imbricate, narrowly linear. Receptacle flat, without scales. Outer florets female; corolla yellow or purplish, filiform, 3-lobed; disk florets bisexual; corolla yellow or purplish, 5-lobed. Anthers tailed. Style 2-fid; style branches with obtuse sweeping hairs reaching far below the fork. Achenes oblong, with conspicuous longitudinal red resin ducts; epidermis cells without elongated crystals. Pappus of free barbellate bristles in 1 row and inconspicuous crown-shaped ridge.

Worldwide: 2 species, occurring in Africa, Arabia and Madagascar

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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cafra (DC.) Anderb.S

Other sources of information about Doellia:

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Flora of Botswana: Doellia
Flora of Mozambique: Doellia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Doellia

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Doellia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Doellia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Doellia
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iNaturalist: Doellia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Doellia
JSTOR Plant Science: Doellia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Doellia
Plants of the World Online: Doellia
Tropicos: Doellia
Wikipedia: Doellia

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: Doellia., retrieved 20 June 2024

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