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

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrubs or trees, sometimes scrambling
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, sometimes fasciculate on short-shoots, simple
    Capitulum
    Capitula in dense heads of heads, the glomerules, these solitary or grouped in cymes, each glomerule formed of many capitula and usually subtended by bracts, capitula disciform
    Inflorescences
    Phyllaries 3 per capitulum (primary head); receptacle paleate
    Florets
    Florets 2–6, 2 filiform female and 2–4 functionally male disc florets
    Anthers
    Anthers caudate
    Fruits
    Achenes 3-angled, often with twin-hairs (hairs of two parallel rows of cells); pappus of scales or absent.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Chad, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Oman, Rwanda, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zaïre

    Blepharispermum DC. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Contr. Bot. India: 11 (1834)

    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: 335.
    • in Wight Contrib. Bot. Ind. 11 (1834)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • T. Eriksson in Plant Syst. Evol. 182: 149–227 (1992)
    • in Wight, Contrib. Bot. Ind. 11 (1834)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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