8785.000 Adenostemma J.R. Forst. & G. Forst.

Beentje, H.J. & Ghazanfar, S.A. (eds.) (2005) Compositae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa

Description of the genus

Herbs. Leaves opposite, dentate or ± entire. Capitula in lax corymbose panicles, homogamous, discoid. Involucre campanulate or hemispheric, ± connate at base. Phyllaries c.3-seriate. Receptacular scales 0. Corolla tubular, 5-lobed, white or mauve. Achenes 3-5-angled. Pappus of 3-5 short, rigid, gland-tipped lobes. For this genus, we have followed the account by S.A.L. Smith in FTEA Compositae (Part 3).

Worldwide: 24 species in tropical America and Africa

Malawi: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
caffrum DC.N(other?)Description, Image
mauritianum DC.?Description, Image
viscosum J.R. Forst. & G. Forst.Description, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Adenostemma
Flora of Caprivi: Adenostemma
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Adenostemma
Flora of Mozambique: Adenostemma
Flora of Zambia: Adenostemma
Flora of Zimbabwe: Adenostemma

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Adenostemma
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iNaturalist: Adenostemma
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Adenostemma
JSTOR Plant Science: Adenostemma
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Adenostemma
Plants of the World Online: Adenostemma
Tropicos: Adenostemma
Wikipedia: Adenostemma

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: Adenostemma.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1467, retrieved 13 June 2024

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