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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Africa to SW. Arabian Peninsula.
Crassocephalum picridifolium (DC.) S. Moore

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial or annual herbs, erect or scrambling
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, entire to pinnatifid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula solitary or in corymbs, few to many, radiate or discoid, many-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Involucre cylindrical, calyculate; phyllaries narrow; receptacle epaleate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla tube narrow, tapering towards the apex, 5-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anther collars narrow and elongated, anthers obtuse or slightly sagittate at base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style arms with short to long appendages of fused papillae
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes cylindrical or oblong, with short undulate or papillose strongly striate epidermal cells and strongly spirally thickened duplex hairs; pappus uniform, of many fine hairs.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Central African Repu, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Réunion, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Assam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Caroline Is., China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Fiji, Florida, Guatemala, Hawaii, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Korea, Laos, Malaya, Marianas, Marquesas, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, New South Wales, Niue, Norfolk Is., Philippines, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Society Is., Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tibet, Tonga, Turkey, Vietnam

Crassocephalum Moench appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Milne-Redhead, E. [9594], Tanzania 3357.000
Nigeria 4750.000

First published in Methodus: 516 (1794)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —S. Moore in J. Bot. 50: 209 (1912).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Meth.: 516 (1794), nom. rejic. legit.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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