8775.000 Elephantopus L.

Wild, H. & Pope, G.V. (1977) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 7. Vernonieae (excluding Vernonia). Kirkia 10(2) 339-384

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs with annual stems from a woody rootstock. Leaves mostly basal; those on the stem alternate, sessile or ± so, the base clasping the stem; upper leaves grading into bracts. Capitula few-flowered, numerous, aggregated into bracteate glomerules, homogamous. Involucre narrowly ovoid-cylindric. Phyllaries few-seriate, with spiny apices. Achenes narrowly turbinate-cylindric, c.10-ribbed. Pappus 1-seriate; setae 7-10 with bases broad, scale-like and usually overlapping.

Worldwide: 30 species from tropical and warm parts of the world.

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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scaber L. subsp. plurisetus (O. Hoffm.) Philipson var. plurisetus N,C,SDescription, Image
scaber L. subsp. plurisetus var. hirsutus Philipson N

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Elephantopus
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Elephantopus
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Elephantopus
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Tropicos: Elephantopus
Wikipedia: Elephantopus

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: Elephantopus.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1466, retrieved 16 July 2024

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