Tolpis Adans.

First published in Fam. Pl. 2: 112 (1763)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Macaronesia, Europe to Medit. and Africa.

Descriptions

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs, usually scapose
Morphology Leaves
Leaves radical, less often cauline and alternate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula homogamous, few to many in terminal lax panicles; phyllaries 2–3-seriate; receptacle naked, alveolate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets pubescent outside, ligules yellow often becoming greenish when dry, but the inner ones usually much shorter and often brownish; anthers sagittate; style branches short and obtuse, with short collecting hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes obconic, truncate at the apex, finely ribbed, glabrous; pappus setose, persistent
Distribution
About 20 species, mainly in the Mediterranean region and the Macaronesian Islands.
[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial or annual herbs, usually scapigerous, ± pubescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves radical, or cauline and alternate, entire to dentate (lobed).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula few-numerous in lax panicles.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Receptacles epaleate, alveolate; alveolae ± fimbriate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Phyllaries
Phyllaries 2–3-seriate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corollas pubescent outside, ligules yellow or the innermost purplish-brown, usually becoming greenish when dry.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers sagittate, auricles acute or shortly setaceous-acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style branches short, obtuse; collecting hairs short.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes obconic, truncate at the apex not narrowed or beaked, finely-ribbed, glabrous; pappus setose, mostly 2-seriate, persistent.
[FZ]

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
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0