1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Felicia Cass.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Africa and Asia-Temperate..

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Small shrubs or annual herbs, often with resin channels
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, less often partially opposite or rosulate, sometimes fascicled, usually entire
    Capitulum
    Capitula usually terminal, on distinct peduncles, radiate; involucre semi-orbicular or cylindric, with the bracts 3–4-seriate, imbricate, unequal with the outer bracts smaller than the inner ones; receptacle flat to convex
    Florets
    Ray florets female; disc florets hermaphrodite, narrowly campanulate, 5-lobed; style-branches with triangular appendages; anthers with obtuse bases and obtusely triangular distal appendage
    Fruits
    Achenes obovoid, flattened, with lateral ribs, often hairy, without glands, bright brown to black, with smooth or scaly epidermis; pappus of numerous hairs or bristles, uniseriate, usually equal, dentate to barbellate, persistent or deciduous.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Felicia Cass. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Cope, T.A. [RBG 537], United Kingdom K000914449

    First published in Bull. Sci. Soc. Philom. Paris 1818: 165 (1818)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Dict. Sci. Nat. 16: 314. Nom. cons.
    • in Bull. Sci. Soc. Philom. Paris 1818: 165
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • K. Bremer, Asteraceae Clad. & Class.: 420 (1994)
    • in Kirkia 12: 1 (1980)
    • J. Grau in Mitt. Bot. Staats., München 9: 195–705 (1973)
    • Oliv. & Hiern in F.T.A. 3: 306 (1877)
    • DC., Prodr. 5: 218 (1836)
    • in Bull. Sci. Soc. Philom. Paris: 165 (1818)

    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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