Paepalanthus Kunth

Description of the genus

Herbs, annual or perennial, the stem short or elongate. Leaves thin to thick and coriaceous; capitula single or arranged in umbels. Capitulum villous; floral bracts present; flowers 2–3-merous; petals eglandular. Male sepals free except at the extreme base; petals connate into a glabrous infundibuliform tube bearing the stamens on its truncate upper margin. Female sepals free except at the extreme base and usually becoming rigid at maturity; petals free. Seeds variable, often with longitudinal ridges.

Worldwide: 500 species mostly in South America.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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lamarckii Kunth NLp

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External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Paepalanthus., retrieved 11 May 2021

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