1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Struchium P.Browne

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is SE. Mexico to Tropical America.

    [FTEA]

    Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

    Habit
    Annual herb
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate
    Capitulum
    Capitula congested in axillary sessile clusters, homogamous, many-flowered; phyllaries in several series, imbricate, slightly unequal, the innermost longest
    Florets
    Florets 3-4-lobed; anthers sagittate, with triangular distal appendage; style branches subulate
    Fruits
    Achenes slightly angular with 3-4 angles, glandular; pappus a thick, oblique corona.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Southeast, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Windward Is.

    Introduced into:

    Andaman Is., Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Fiji, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Madagascar, Malaya, Mali, Nicobar Is., Philippines, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Thailand, Togo, Vietnam

    Struchium P.Browne appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Civ. Nat. Hist. Jamaica: 312 (1756)

    Accepted by

    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Hist. Jamaic. 312, t. 34 (1756).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • K. Bremer, Asteraceae Clad. & Class.: 226 (1994)
    • Br., Civ. Nat. Hist. Jamaica: 312 (1756)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0