Rastrophyllum Wild & G.V. Pope

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

Description of the genus

Annual herbs. Vegetative indumentum consisting of erect flagelliform hairs, intermixed with smaller appressed ± T-shaped hairs on young growth. Stems erect, leafy, branched. Leaves alternate, sessile, or petiolate and broadly amplexicaul, pinnatipartitely lobed or pinnatisect; lobes mostly simple, linear, irregular in length along a midrib, revolute. Capitula discoid, numerous in corymbiform cymes, capitula stalks short. Involucre subglobose-cupuliform (urceolate), phyllaries increasing in size to the inside, somewhat scarious. Receptacle dentate-alveolate. Corollas purple or mauve, narrowly funnel-shaped, limb 5-lobed. Fruit achenes shortly obovoid-oblong, rounded-truncate above with 4–6 low broad ribs separated by narrow grooves. Pappus absent.

Worldwide: 2 species in East Africa.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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

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: Rastrophyllum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1924, retrieved 2 February 2023

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