9401.000 Lopholaena DC.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or shrublets. Leaves alternate, ± sessile, frequently glaucous, often amplexicaul and decurrent. Capitula homogamous, discoid, solitary, clustered or paniculate. Phyllaries in 1 series. Receptacle flat, alveolate, with margins of alveoli raised. Flowers with 5 triangular lobes. Style terete. Pappus in 2-3 series of slender bristles.

Derivation of name: lophos - crest; chlaina - cloak, referring to the shape of the floral bracts

Worldwide: 19 species in tropical and South Africa

Malawi: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
dolichopappa (O. Hoffm.) S. MooreN?
trianthema (O. Hoffm.) B.L. BurttN?
whyteana (Britten) Phil. & C.A. Sm.[End]S

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Flora of Mozambique: Lopholaena
Flora of Zambia: Lopholaena
Flora of Zimbabwe: Lopholaena

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Lopholaena
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Lopholaena
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Lopholaena
Wikipedia: Lopholaena
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lopholaena
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lopholaena

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Lopholaena.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1547, retrieved 22 May 2022

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