1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Crassocephalum Moench

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial or annual herbs, erect or scrambling
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, entire to pinnatifid
    Capitulum
    Capitula solitary or in corymbs, few to many, radiate or discoid, many-flowered
    Involucre
    Involucre cylindrical, calyculate; phyllaries narrow; receptacle epaleate
    Corolla
    Corolla tube narrow, tapering towards the apex, 5-lobed
    Anthers
    Anther collars narrow and elongated, anthers obtuse or slightly sagittate at base
    Style
    Style arms with short to long appendages of fused papillae
    Fruits
    Achenes cylindrical or oblong, with short undulate or papillose strongly striate epidermal cells and strongly spirally thickened duplex hairs; pappus uniform, of many fine hairs.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Central African Repu, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Réunion, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Caroline Is., China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Fiji, Florida, Guatemala, Hawaii, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Korea, Laos, Malaya, Marianas, Myanmar, Nepal, New South Wales, Niue, Norfolk Is., Philippines, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Society Is., Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tibet, Tonga, Turkey, Vietnam

    Crassocephalum Moench appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nigeria 4750.000
    Milne-Redhead, E. [9594], Tanzania 3357.000

    First published in Methodus 516 (1794) (1794)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —S. Moore in J. Bot. 50: 209 (1912).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Meth.: 516 (1794), nom. rejic. legit.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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