9411.050 Kleinia Mill.

Description of the genus

Succulent perennial herbs, often glaucous. Leaves alternate, usually entire. Capitula usually homogamous, discoid, 1-many in an inflorescence. Phyllaries 1-seriate. Calyculus usually present, less often 0. Receptacle flat, lacking scales. Flowers tubular, 5-toothed; style arms appendaged. Achenes without a beak. Pappus of bristles in several series.

Worldwide: c.40 species from the Canary Is, tropical and South Africa, Madagascar, Arabia to Sri Lanka

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
abyssinica (A. Rich.) A. Berger var. abyssinica
schweinfurthii (Oliv. & Hiern) A. Berger

Other sources of information about Kleinia:

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

External websites:

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

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: Kleinia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1554, retrieved 30 November 2023

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