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  1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Aspilia Thouars

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Africa, Southern America and Yemen..


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

    Annual or perennial herbs, less often shrubs
    Leaves opposite, scabrid or hispid
    Capitula terminal, solitary or in lax cymes, or axillary and in congested corymbs, radiate; phyllaries 2–3-seriate, the outer herbaceous, the inner scarious; receptacle with conduplicate paleae
    Ray florets with the ray 2-lobed at apex, with or without style, not producing mature achenes; disc florets tubular; anther bases obtuse or shortly sagittate, thecae and appendages often black; style branches gradually narrowing, pubescent at margins
    Achenes obovoid, compressed, pubescent; pappus a laciniate cupule, often with a few setae.



    Native to:

    Angola, Argentina Northeast, Benin, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Paraguay, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Accepted Species

    Other Data

    Aspilia Thouars appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Verdcourt, B. [2613], Kenya 5049.000
    Harley, R.M. [24823], Brazil 54482.000
    Harley, R.M. [27287], Brazil 55724.000
    Harley, R.M. [11449], Brazil K001031110
    Harley, R.M. [11292], Brazil K001031117
    Harley, R.M. [13868], Brazil K001031125
    Sanford, W.W. [5384], Cameroon K000052301
    Harley, R. [PCD 3284], Brazil 63211.000
    Hatschbach, G. [59021], Brazil K001031120
    Onishi, E. [237/1006], Brazil K001031111
    Argent, G. [6722], Brazil K001031118
    Krapovickas, A. [43111], Brazil K001031119
    Ratter, J.A. [2841], Brazil K001031105
    Hind, D.J.N. [4195], Brazil 63520.000
    Hind, D.J.N. [4130], Brazil 63522.000
    Giulietti, A.M. [13748], Brazil K001031126
    Giulietti, A.M. [13716], Brazil K001031127
    Giulietti, A.M. [2522], Brazil K001133339
    Pirani, J.R. [1492], Brazil K001031106
    Pirani, J.R. [5311], Brazil K001031121
    Pirani, J.R. [5278], Brazil K001031123
    Roque, N. [4525], Brazil 63550.000
    Arbo, M.M. [3977], Brazil K001031122
    King, R.M. [8192], Brazil K001031104
    King, R.M. [8201], Brazil K001031114
    Kawasaki, M.L. [6589], Brazil K001031124
    Saxer, A. [26], Cameroon K000052300
    Glaziou, A. [21554/a], Brazil K001031108
    Glaziou, A. [215[6]3], Brazil K001031113
    King, L.R.M. [8914], Brazil K001031115
    Ferreira, J.L. [33], Brazil K001133340
    Árbocz, G.F. [3634], Brazil K001031116
    Glaziou [21551], Brazil K001031107
    Glaziou [21566a], Brazil K001031109
    Glaziou [21552], Brazil K001031112


    First published in Gen. Nov. Madagasc.: 12 (1806)

    Accepted by

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


    Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • Adams in Webbia 12: 230 (1956).
    • —F.T.A. 3: 378

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Lisowski, Asterac. Fl. Afr. Centr. 1: 184–204 (1991)
    • Wild in Kirkia 5: 197–228 (1966)
    • Gen. Nov. Madag.: 12 (1806)


    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa

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