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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Canary Islands, Medit. to Central Asia and Pakistan, NE. & E. Tropical Africa.
Pterocephalus pterocephala

[FZ]

Dipsacaceae, Margaret J. & J. F. M. Cannon. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula hemispherical or globular, with 1–2 rows of foiaceous receptacular bracts.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Receptacle scales hairy or 0.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Involucel ± sulcate, 8 furrowed, toothed or with a ± membranous corona.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx short with 5–24 plumose setae of equal length.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla usually 5–fid or with 4–6–fid flowers in the same head, rarely entirely 4–fid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Marginal flowers often larger and with more unequal corolla lobes, inner flowers often smaller and more regular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma oblique, entire or slightly 2 lobed.

[FTEA]

Dipsacaceae, D. M. Napper. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1968

Morphology General Habit
Perennial or annual herbs or subshrubs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Receptacle shortly conical, without bracts
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Involucel 8-furrowed, obscurely or irregularly toothed or with a narrow undulate entire membranous limb Inflorescence a solitary involucrate head, with 1–2 series of unequal foliaceous bracts shorter than the flowers or exceeding them
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx spreading, small, with numerous long plumose bristles of equal length
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 5-fid (4–6-fid flowers sometimes occur in the same head) with unequal lobes, the marginal flowers usually larger and with a more unequally lobed limb
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma oblique, entire.

[FIQ]

Ghazanfar, S. A. & Edmondson, J. R (Eds). (2014) Flora of Iraq, Volume 5 Part 2: Lythraceae to Campanulaceae.

Morphology General Habit
Herbs or shrubs with upright or spreading, woody or herbaceous, usually hairy stems
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence capitate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Involucral bracteoles hairy or absent Involucel in fruit 8-ridged, sulcate, ending with minute teeth or in a short crown
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx limb short, stipitate with 12–24 plumose bristles
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 5-fid.
Note
Pterocephalus (from Gr. πτερο, ptero, feather and κεφάλι, kephali, head).

Native to:

Afghanistan, Albania, Bulgaria, Canary Is., Cyprus, East Aegean Is., Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Greece, Gulf States, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Kriti, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Morocco, North Caucasus, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sinai, Somalia, Spain, Tadzhikistan, Tanzania, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Yemen, Yugoslavia

Pterocephalus Vaill. ex Adans. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fam. Pl. 2: 152 (1763)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Flora of Iraq

  • Vaill. Fam. 2: 152 (1763)

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Fam. Pl. 2: 152 (1763).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Fam. 2: 152 (1763)

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Iraq
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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