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 Malawi: Elatostema
Flora of Mozambique: Elatostema
Flora of Zimbabwe: Elatostema

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Elatostema
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Elatostema
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Elatostema
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Elatostema
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Elatostema

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Elatostema.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=479, retrieved 12 August 2020

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