8862.000 Pteronia L.

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

Wild, H. (1975) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 4. Astereae. Kirkia 10(1) 1-72

Description of the genus

Shrubs or shrublets, often viscid, spiny, rarely with decumbent branches rooting at nodes. Leaves opposite or alternate, sometimes fascicled, entire, sometimes succulent. Capitula discoid, solitary or corymbose, 1-many-flowered. Involucre campanulate to cylindric or ovoid; phyllaries in 4-10 rows, inner progressively longer. Receptacle convex to concave often honeycombed; margins setose or lacerate. Corolla yellow, rarely purple or greenish; tube usually widening above; lobes 5, triangular. Pappus usually in 2 rows of bristles, mostly straw coloured, rarely purple.

Worldwide: 20 species, mainly in southern Africa.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pteronia
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pteronia
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pteronia
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pteronia
Plants of the World Online: Pteronia
Tropicos: Pteronia
Wikipedia: Pteronia

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: Pteronia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1921, retrieved 25 April 2024

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