1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Adenostemma J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Asia-Tropical, Africa, Pacific, Southern America, Australasia and Asia-Temperate..

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herbs, poorly branched
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a lax terminal cyme, with foliaceous bracts
    Involucre
    Involucre 1–2-seriate, spreading and then reflexed with age, phyllaries basally connate; receptacle flat becoming convex with age, deeply alveolate
    Florets
    Florets hermaphrodite, corolla white, funnel-shaped or almost cylindrical, tube sparsely glandular-hairy, lobes short, triangular with distal collar of dense long hairs which mat the corollas together; anther-bases obtuse, apical appendages obtuse, broader than long; style yellow, arms swollen and flattened, glabrous or with few short black hairs
    Fruits
    Carpopodium distinct, asymmetrical; pappus of pegs, connate about the nectary, tipped with dark brown, viscid, glandular knobs. Mature achenes oblong, slightly curved, distinctly 3-angled with distinct apical nectary

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Andaman Is., Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Borneo, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Galápagos, Ghana, Gilbert Is., Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Kazan-retto, Kenya, Korea, KwaZulu-Natal, Laccadive Is., Laos, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Maldives, Mali, Marianas, Marquesas, Marshall Is., Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Pakistan, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Rwanda, Réunion, Samoa, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Society Is., South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Tokelau-Manihiki, Tonga, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Tuvalu, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Windward Is., Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Adenostemma J.R.Forst. & G.Forst. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Traill, J.W.H. [s.n.], Brazil K000924500

    First published in : [89] (1776)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 3: 299.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Bremer, Anderberg, Karis & Lundberg in Asteraceae Clad. & Class.: 648 (1994)
    • R.M. King & H. Rob., Genera of the Eupatorieae: 58 (1987)
    • Char. Gen. Pl.: 89 (1776)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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