1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Cotula L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Asia-Tropical, Africa, Tristan da Cunha, Australasia and Asia-Temperate..

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual or perennial herbs
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, sometimes opposite or rosulate, pinnatisect, lobed, or sometimes entire
    Capitulum
    Capitula solitary, pedunculate, heterogamous, disciform, discoid, or rarely radiate with short rays; capitulum stalk sometimes inflated below the capitulum; involucre hemispherical, the phyllaries few-seriate, these slightly unequal, with scarious margins; receptacle flat to conical
    Florets
    Outer florets 1–multi-seriate, female, fertile, generally stalked, with short tube or no tube at all; disc florets hermaphrodite or some sterile intermixed, with (3–)4 lobes, sometimes saccate beneath, the lobes with resin canals, sometimes one lobe expanded to a radiate limb; anthers included, the bases obtuse; style ± included, the branches truncate or obtuse
    Fruits
    Achenes dorsiventrally flattened, often laterally winged, usually with hairs; pappus absent.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Algeria, Angola, Assam, Botswana, Cambodia, Cape Provinces, Chad, Chatham Is., China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, India, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New South Wales, Norfolk Is., Northern Provinces, Pakistan, Palestine, Queensland, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sinai, South Australia, Sudan, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tasmania, Thailand, Tristan da Cunha, Uganda, Victoria, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Alaska, Albania, Arizona, Austria, Azores, Baleares, Belgium, Bolivia, British Columbia, California, Canary Is., Colombia, Corse, Denmark, East Aegean Is., Ecuador, Florida, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Hawaii, Ireland, Italy, Juan Fernández Is., Kuril Is., Madeira, Maine, Maryland, Masachusettes, Mauritius, Mexico Northwest, Netherlands, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New Zealand South, Norway, Nova Scotia, Oregon, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Québec, Sakhalin, Sardegna, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Texas, Tunisia, Uruguay, Washington

    Cotula L. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 891 (1753)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • K. Bremer, Asteraceae Clad. & Class.: 472 (1994)
    • K. Bremer & Humphries in Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Bot. 23: 157 (1993)
    • Oliv. & Hiern in F.T.A. 3: 397 (1877)
    • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 380 (1754)
    • Sp. Pl.: 891 (1753)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    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