1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Blumea DC.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual or perennial shrubs or herbs
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, sessile or shortly petiolate, simple, dentate to pinnatifid, usually hairy
    Capitulum
    Capitula heterogamous, disciform, solitary or in lax corymbs or panicles; phyllaries numerous, the outermost shortest, chartaceous, all pubescent on the abaxial surface, with scarious margins; receptacle honeycombed, epaleate
    Florets
    Florets usually yellow, but purple or mauve in ours; outer florets female, filiform, in several rows, inner florets with 4–5 lobes; anthers tailed
    Fruits
    Achenes narrowly oblong, ribbed, hairy; pappus uniseriate, of numerous barbellate bristles
    Distribution
    About a hundred species, mainly in tropical Asia, but a few in Australia and Africa.“There is no more unsatisfactory genus than this” (Hooker).

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Algeria, Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Borneo, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Congo, Djibouti, East Himalaya, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, India, Iran, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laccadive Is., Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Maldives, Mali, Maluku, Marianas, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Queensland, Rwanda, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sinai, Solomon Is., Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Galápagos, Hawaii, Mauritius, Réunion, Society Is.

    Blumea DC. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Arch. Bot. (Paris) 2: 514 (1833)

    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: 322. Nom. cons.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Anderb. in K. Bremer, Asteraceae Clad. & Class.: 284 (1994), nom. conserv .
    • Anderb. in Plant Syst. & Evol. 176: 105 (1991)
    • Randeria in Blumea 10: 205 (1960)
    • in Guill. in Arch. Bot. 2: 514 (1833)

    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