8992.000 Gnaphalium L.


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

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial, greyish or white-woolly herbs. Leaves alternate, usually linear, spathulate or obovate, entire, sessile. Capitula heterogamous,small, usually in small compact clusters; florets whitish or yellowish or purple-tinged. Phyllaries in several series. Outer florets female in 2-many series, numerous, usually outnumbering the inner bisexual florets. Pappus of rather soft bristles, sometimes 0 in female florets.

Worldwide: c. 50 species, cosmopolitan

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
polycaulon Pers.N,C,SDescription, Image
purpureum L.N,C,SDescription, Image

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

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

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: Gnaphalium.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1495, retrieved 15 July 2024

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