9195.000 Aspilia Thouars

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

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Leaves opposite, very rough to the touch (in ours). Capitula terminal, solitary or in lax racemes, sometimes axillary, radiate, yellow, white, lilac or purple. Phyllaries 2-3-seriate. Receptacular scales clasping the florets, narrowly oblong to obovate. Achenes obovoid, bilaterally flattened, pubescent. Pappus a laciniate cupule, often with 2 barbellate setae in addition.

Derivation of name: from Greek: a meaning without, spilos, a spot or blemish, hence spotless.

Malawi: 7 taxa.

Aspilia mossambicensis

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
kotschyi (Sch. Bip.ex Hochst.) Oliv. var. kotschyi C,SDescription, Image
kotschyi (Sch. Bip.ex Hochst.) Oliv. var. alba BerhautNDescription, Image
mendoncae WildC,S
mossambicensis (Oliv.) WildN,SDescription, Image
natalensis (Sond.) WildN,SImage
pluriseta Schweinf. subsp. gondensis (O. Hoffm.) WildCDescription
pluriseta Schweinf. subsp. pluriseta N,CDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Aspilia
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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Aspilia
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Aspilia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aspilia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Aspilia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Aspilia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Aspilia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Aspilia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aspilia
JSTOR Plant Science: Aspilia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aspilia
Plants of the World Online: Aspilia
Tropicos: Aspilia
Wikipedia: Aspilia

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: Aspilia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1522, retrieved 16 April 2024

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