9061.060 Pentanema Cass.


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Description of the genus

Annual herb. Leaves alternate, rarely subopposite. Inflorescence a lax cymose terminal panicle. Phyllaries in many rows, glandular, imbricate, narrow with scarious margins and an acute or acuminate apex. Capitula homogamous (in ours); disk florets bisexual, orange-yellow, narrowly tubular, shortly 5-lobed, glandular. Receptacle without scales. Anther-bases sagittate, tailed; style-arms flattened, wider at the apex. Achenes narrowly ellipsoid (in ours), rounded at the apex. Pappus in 1 row, slender and minutely barbellate.

Worldwide: 18 species from C Asia to Sri Lanka, naturalised elsewhere; 1 species (P. indicum) probably native to Africa

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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indicum (L.) Ling

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Pentanema.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1503, retrieved 11 December 2023

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