9160.000 Sigesbeckia L.

Wild, H. (1967) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 1. Heliantheae. Kirkia 6(1) 1-62

Description of the genus

Erect annual herbs (in ours). Leaves opposite, serrate. Inflorescence of lax panicles. Capitula heterogamous; ray-florets in one row, female, fertile, inconspicuous and yellow; disk-florets bisexual, fertile. Phyllaries 3-5, leafy, exceeding the capitula, spathulate and densely glandular, the inner phyllaries embracing the fertile achenes of the ray-florets. Receptacular scales convex, clasping and enfolding the florets. Ray-florets with a small 3-lobed ligule; disk-florets tubular. Style 2-fid. Achenes oblong-ovoid, usually curved. Pappus 0.

Derivation of name: After John George Sigesbeck (1686-1755), physician and botanist of Leipzig, director of the St Petersburg Botanic Garden

Worldwide: c. 3 species in the tropics and Macaronesia

Malawi: 1 taxon.

Sigesbeckia orientalis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
orientalis L.N,SDescription, Image

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Sigesbeckia
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Wikipedia: Sigesbeckia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sigesbeckia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sigesbeckia

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: Sigesbeckia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1515, retrieved 29 March 2023

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