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

      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
    Shrubs or perennial herbs with thick rootstock
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, fleshy
    Capitulum
    Capitula solitary or in corymbose panicles, discoid
    Involucre
    Involucre 1-seriate, without calyculus; phyllaries connate at base; receptacle epaleate
    Florets
    Ray florets absent; disc florets white, pink or purplish; anthers obtuse at base, with ovate or oblong apical appendage; style branches with filiform pappillose appendages
    Fruits
    Achenes with pappus of many fine bristles; pappus in 2–3 series.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Lopholaena DC. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Prodr. 6: 335 (1838)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Prodr. 6: 335 (1838)

    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