8866.000 Dichrocephala L'Hér. ex DC.

Wild, H. (1975) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 4. Astereae. Kirkia 10(1) 1-72

Description of the genus

Annual herbs. Leaves alternate, lyrate-pinnatifid or serrate. Capitula in terminal panicles, heterogamous, disciform; outer florets female; disk florets bisexual. Phyllaries 1-2-seriate; margin membranous. Corolla greenish, yellowish-white or purplish, typically 2-coloured in one capitulum; corolla of disk florets campanulate, lobes not rotate and spreading. Achenes flattened-obovoid. Pappus 0 or of a solitary short seta, or of minute papillose protuberances, or a narrow rim.

Worldwide: 4 species in the tropics of the Old World

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
chrysanthemifolia (Blume) DC.S
integrifolia (L.f.) Kuntze subsp. integrifolia N,C,SDescription, Image

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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: Dichrocephala.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1473, retrieved 13 April 2024

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