5950.010 Agrocharis Hochst.

CAUCALIS auctt. afr. trop. non L.

Heywood, V.H. & Jury, S.L. (1978) Agrocharis Hochst. in Apiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs, weak-stemmed and semi-climbing. Leaves 2-4-pinnatisect. Umbels compound; outer flowers bisexual with outer petals of the outer flowers radiate; inner flowers usually male. Bracts present, sometimes numerous; bracteoles present. Petals greenish or yellowish-white, sometimes pinkish. Fruit bearing rows of glochidiate spines.

Worldwide: 4 species in NE, tropical and South Africa

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
incognita (C. Norman) Heywood & Jury
pedunculata (Baker f.) Heywood & Jury

Other sources of information about Agrocharis:

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Flora of Mozambique: Agrocharis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Agrocharis

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Agrocharis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Agrocharis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Agrocharis
Wikipedia: Agrocharis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Agrocharis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Agrocharis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Agrocharis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1038, retrieved 28 September 2022

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