Aspilia Thouars

This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical America, Tropical & S. Africa, Madsagascar.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs or shrubs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Capitula terminal, solitary or in cymes, heterogamous, radiate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Phyllaries
Phyllaries 2–3‑seriate, outer sometimes leaf-like
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Receptacle paleate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets female‑sterile or neuter
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk florets 5‑lobed, anthers brown or black, bases obtuse or minutely sagittate, apical appendage yellow or blackish, style bifurcate, penicillate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes black, flattened; pappus a laciniate cupule, often with few antrorsely barbed spines.
Distribution
About 60 species in tropical America, Africa and Madagascar.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs, less often shrubs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, scabrid or hispid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula terminal, solitary or in lax cymes, or axillary and in congested corymbs, radiate; phyllaries 2–3-seriate, the outer herbaceous, the inner scarious; receptacle with conduplicate paleae
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets with the ray 2-lobed at apex, with or without style, not producing mature achenes; disc florets tubular; anther bases obtuse or shortly sagittate, thecae and appendages often black; style branches gradually narrowing, pubescent at margins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes obovoid, compressed, pubescent; pappus a laciniate cupule, often with a few setae.

Native to:

Angola, Argentina Northeast, Benin, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Paraguay, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Aspilia Thouars appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Verdcourt, B. [2613], Kenya 5049.000 No
Harley, R.M. [24823], Brazil 54482.000 No
Harley, R.M. [27287], Brazil 55724.000 No
Harley, R. [PCD 3284], Brazil 63211.000 No
Hind, D.J.N. [4195], Brazil 63520.000 No
Hind, D.J.N. [4130], Brazil 63522.000 No
Roque, N. [4525], Brazil 63550.000 No
Onishi, E. [237/1006], Brazil K001031111 Yes
Krapovickas, A. [43111], Brazil K001031119 Yes
Ferreira, J.L. [33], Brazil K001133340 Yes
Glaziou [21552], Brazil K001031112 Yes
King, R.M. [8192], Brazil K001031104 Yes
Glaziou, A. [215[6]3], Brazil K001031113 Yes
Glaziou, A. [21554/a], Brazil K001031108 Yes
Hatschbach, G. [59021], Brazil K001031120 Yes
Giulietti, A.M. [2522], Brazil K001133339 Yes
Pirani, J.R. [1492], Brazil K001031106 Yes
Arbo, M.M. [3977], Brazil K001031122 Yes
King, L.R.M. [8914], Brazil K001031115 Yes
King, R.M. [8201], Brazil K001031114 Yes
Ratter, J.A. [2841], Brazil K001031105 Yes
Glaziou [21551], Brazil K001031107 Yes
Pirani, J.R. [5278], Brazil K001031123 Yes
Árbocz, G.F. [3634], Brazil K001031116 Yes
Harley, R.M. [13868], Brazil K001031125 Yes
Sanford, W.W. [5384], Cameroon K000052301 No
Saxer, A. [26], Cameroon K000052300 No
Giulietti, A.M. [13748], Brazil K001031126 Yes
Giulietti, A.M. [13716], Brazil K001031127 Yes
Harley, R.M. [11449], Brazil K001031110 Yes
Harley, R.M. [11292], Brazil K001031117 Yes
Pirani, J.R. [5311], Brazil K001031121 Yes
Argent, G. [6722], Brazil K001031118 Yes
Kawasaki, M.L. [6589], Brazil K001031124 Yes
Glaziou [21566a], Brazil K001031109 Yes

First published in Gen. Nov. Madagasc.: 12 (1806)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Adams in Webbia 12: 230 (1956).
  • —F.T.A. 3: 378

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by H. Beentje [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Gen. Nov. Madag.: 12 (1806)
  • Lisowski, Asterac. Fl. Afr. Centr. 1: 184–204 (1991)
  • Wild in Kirkia 5: 197–228 (1966)

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