9207.000 Spilanthes Jacq.

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

Description of the genus

Annual herb (ours). Leaves opposite. Capitula solitary on long peduncles, radiate, heterogamous (in ours). Phyllaries 1-2-seriate; outer herbaceous. Ray florets yellow or white; disk florets yellow. Receptacle convex, elongate to conical; receptacular scales clasping the florets. Achenes flattened, biconvex or trigonous; margin hyaline.

Worldwide: Widespread in tropical Africa, South Africa and Mauritius.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Spilanthes:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Spilanthes
Flora of Mozambique: Spilanthes
Flora of Zambia: Spilanthes
Flora of Zimbabwe: Spilanthes

External websites:

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

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: Spilanthes.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1526, retrieved 22 February 2024

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