1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Haplocarpha Less.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial erect rosette-forming herbs with woody rootstock bearing many adventitious roots, scapose or escapose
    Leaves
    Leaves simple, radical, conspicuously white-felted beneath
    Capitulum
    Capitula solitary, heterogamous, radiate with yellow florets; involucre hemispherical, phyllaries multiseriate, imbricate; receptacle flat or convex, naked or shortly fringed with scales resembling those of the pappus
    Florets
    Ray florets pistillate; disc florets hermaphrodite, 5-lobed
    Anthers
    Anthers united, with sagittate bases and ovate, obtuse apical appendages
    Style
    Style branches patent with rounded tips
    Fruits
    Achenes turbinate; pappus of few to many free or partially united membranous scales.
    [FZ]

    Compositae, G. V. Pope. Flora Zambesiaca 6:1. 1992

    Habit
    Scapose perennial herbs from woody, often rhizomatous rootstocks, occasionally stoloniferous.
    Leaves
    Leaves radical sessile elliptic, oblanceolate or subspathulate, entire, dentate or pinnatifid, usually white-felted on the undersurface.
    Scape
    Scapes 1-many from the rootcrown, simple.
    Capitulum
    Capitula heterogamous, radiate, solitary and terminal.
    Involucre
    Involucres broadly to narrowly campanulate; phyllaries free, few-many-seriate, scarious-hyaline on the margins.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle shallowly fimbriate-alveolate.
    Florets
    Disk-florets numerous, hermaphrodite; corollas infundibuliform, deeply regularly 5-lobed; anther bases sagittate; style branches thickened-connate to near the Ups, and free above as short blunt arms. Ray-florets female, uniseriate; rays strap-shaped, 3-denticulate; style terete, branches free and lanceolate.
    Fruits
    Achenes turbinate, ribbed, with a basal coma of long or short hairs; pappus 2-several-seriate, occasionally reduced or wanting, the inner pappus of delicate hyaline lanceolate scales equalling the corolla tube in length, the outer pappus smaller.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Haplocarpha Less. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Linnaea 6: 90 (1831)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Lewin in Fedde, Repert., Beih. XI: 50 (1922).
    • Beauverd in Bull. Soc. Bot. Genève, sér. 2, 7: 50 (1915).
    • Syn. Comp.: 36 (1832).
    • in Linnaea 6: 90 (1831)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in Linnaea 6: 90 (1831)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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