Pasaccardoa Kuntze

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

Description of the genus

Annual herbs, or suffrutices with annual stems from woody rootstocks. Vegetative indumentum of fine flagelliform hairs. Leaves alternate, narrowly oblanceolate to elliptic, somewhat discolorous, gland-dotted. Capitula heterogamous, radiate, few-many, solitary and terminal on branches sometimes also subsessile along branches, subtended by leaf-like bracts. Phyllaries numerous. Receptacle deeply alveolate. Ray-florets corollas deep-red or creamy-white; ray erect, 3-fid, inner lip wanting; ovary rudimentary, pappus of many narrow scales. Disk-florets deep-red or creamy-white, actinomorphic. Fruit achenes subcylindric, 10-ribbed with numerous stiff white hairs; pappus several-seriate of numerous spreading narrowly lanceolate scales.

Worldwide: 4 species in tropical Africa.

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
grantii (Benth. ex Oliv.) KuntzeNNImage
jeffreyi WildNNw
procumbens (Lisowski) G.V.Pope WNw

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

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: Pasaccardoa., retrieved 2 February 2023

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