9246.000 Galinsoga Ruiz & Pav. - Gallant-soldiers

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

Description of the genus

Annual herbs. Leaves opposite, simple. Capitula less than 1 cm across, radiate, heterogamous. Phyllaries in 2 series, largely herbaceous, the outer much shorter, the inner with membranous margins. Ray florets female, fertile; rays few (usually 5), white, 3-lobed; disk florets bisexual, fertile, orange-yellow. Receptacle conic, with scales. Achenes c. 2 mm, narrowly obovoid, black. Pappus of scales, with or without a terminal projection.

Derivation of name: for Mariano Martinez de Galinsoga, 1757-1797, Spanish physician and botanist.

Worldwide: 13 species in temperate and subtropical parts of Central and South America; widely naturalised in other parts of the world.

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
parviflora Cav.C,SDescription, Image
quadriradiata Ruiz & Pav.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Galinsoga:

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

External websites:

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

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: Galinsoga.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1534, retrieved 23 April 2024

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