Synedrella Gaertn.

Pope, G.V. (1997) Myristicaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(2)

Description of the genus

Annual herbs, erect or procumbent. Leaves opposite, simple, 3-veined from base. Capitula axillary or terminal, small, usually in glomerules but sometimes solitary; involucre with few phyllaries, the outer foliaceous, the inner resembling the paleae and enveloping the marginal achenes; receptacular paleae subtending the internal florets. Ray florets 3–8; disc florets 5–10, with 4 corolla lobes. Fruit achenes of marginal florets ellipsoid, compressed, with winged margins; pappus of 2–3 short awns; achenes of inner florets compressed, wings present or absent, tuberculate on one surface; pappus of 2(–4) awns.

Worldwide: 2 species from tropical America, one has become a pantropical weed.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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nodiflora Gaertn.Lk

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Synedrella

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Synedrella
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Synedrella
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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: Synedrella., retrieved 25 April 2024

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