2317.000 Aerva Forssk.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs. Leaves alternate. Inflorescences consisting of axillary and terminal bracteate spikes, these densely white-woolly. Modified sterile flowers 0. Flowers bisexual or unisexual. Tepals 5 with membranous margins and a green centre, densely lanate on the back, deciduous with the seed. Stamens 5. Ovule 1. Stigmas 2. Capsule splitting irregularly.

Worldwide: 10 species in tropical and warm areas of the Old World

Zambia: 2 taxa.

Aerva leucura

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
lanata (L.) Juss. ex Schult.B,C,E,SDescription, Image
leucura Moq.B,N,W,C,E,SCb,N,E,C,S,WDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Aerva:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Aerva
Flora of Caprivi: Aerva
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Aerva
Flora of Malawi: Aerva
Flora of Mozambique: Aerva
Flora of Zimbabwe: Aerva

External websites:

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

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: Aerva.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=531, retrieved 3 October 2023

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