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

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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:

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

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Aerva.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=531, retrieved 13 August 2022

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