8541.000 Cephalaria Schrad. ex Roem. & Schult.

Description of the genus

Inflorescence of terminal capitula with (1-)2 rows of involucral bracts, these scarious or pubescent, usually obtuse. Receptacular scales obtuse, acuminate, scarious. Involucel 4-angled, furrowed, crowned (in ours) by a membranous corona. Calyx ┬▒ lobed, without persistent bristles. Corolla of 4 lobes, those of the outer flowers often larger than the inner.

Worldwide: c. 65 species extending from the Mediterranean to C Asia, Ethiopia and southern Africa

Malawi: 3 taxa.

Cephalaria integrifolia

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
goetzei Engl.C
integrifolia NapperNDescription, Image
pungens Szab├│N,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Mozambique: Cephalaria
Flora of Zambia: Cephalaria
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cephalaria

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cephalaria
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cephalaria
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cephalaria
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cephalaria
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iNaturalist: Cephalaria
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cephalaria
JSTOR Plant Science: Cephalaria
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cephalaria
Plants of the World Online: Cephalaria
Tropicos: Cephalaria
Wikipedia: Cephalaria

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Cephalaria.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1430, retrieved 13 April 2024

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