1988.000 Elatostema J. R. Forst. & G. Forst.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs, without stinging hairs. Stipules fused, intrapetiolar. Leaves distichous, asymmetrical. Inflorescences of unisexual sessile capitula with a disk-shaped receptacle surrounded by involucral bracts. Male flowers 4-5-merous.

Worldwide: c. 300 species in the tropical Old World, extending to New Zealand

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Elatostema:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Elatostema
Flora of Malawi: Elatostema
Flora of Mozambique: Elatostema
Flora of Zimbabwe: Elatostema

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Elatostema
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Elatostema
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Elatostema
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Elatostema
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Elatostema
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Elatostema
JSTOR Plant Science: Elatostema
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Elatostema
Plants of the World Online: Elatostema
Tropicos: Elatostema
Wikipedia: Elatostema

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: Elatostema.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=479, retrieved 16 June 2024

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