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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Flora of Botswana: Pteronia
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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Pteronia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pteronia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Pteronia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pteronia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pteronia

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Pteronia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1921, retrieved 19 September 2020

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