8953.000 Litogyne Harv.

EPALTES Cass.

Beentje, H.J. (ed.) (2002) Compositae (Part 2) Flora of Tropical East Africa

Wild, H. (1980) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area, 12. Inuleae (continued). Kirkia 12(1) 23-113

Description of the genus

Perennial, aromatic herbs. Leaves alternate, decurrent. Inflorescence of 3-6 capitula crowded together in an umbel at the ends of the branches. Florets purple. Capitula ovoid-campanulate, heterogamous; bisexual florets in the centre of the capitulum, fewer than the outer female florets. Receptacular scales 0. Anthers minutely tailed. Style undivided or with a minute notch, with tubercle-based hairs. Achenes cylindric with 5 ribs (in ours). Pappus 0 in the female florets, of 2-3 smooth bristles in the bisexual florets or sometimes 0.

Worldwide: 14 species in the tropics

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Mozambique: Litogyne
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Litogyne

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Litogyne
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Litogyne
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Tropicos: Litogyne
Wikipedia: Litogyne

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Litogyne.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1489, retrieved 21 April 2024

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