9438.000 Berkheya Ehrh.

Rössler, H. (1975) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 5. Subtribe: Gorteriinae. Kirkia 10(1) 73-99

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs (ours), subshrubs or shrubs. Leaves alternate, ± spiny (only weakly so in zeyheri). Capitula heterogamous and radiate (in ours) or homogamous and discoid. Phyllaries in several series, connate at the base only, always spiny, but spines may be slender and bristle-like (zeyheri). Ray florets yellow. Pappus scales in 1 or 2 series or arranged irregularly.

Worldwide: 75 species in tropical and South Africa

Malawi: 4 taxa.

Berkheya echinacea subsp. polyacantha

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
bipinnatifida (Harv.) Roessler subsp. echinopsoides (Baker) Roessler var. echinopsoides (Baker) G.V. PopeNDescription, Image
echinacea (Harv.) O. Hoffm. ex Burtt Davy subsp. polyacantha (Baker) RoesslerNDescription, Image
johnstoniana Britten[End]S
zeyheri (Sond. & Harv.) Oliv. & HiernNDescription, Image

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External websites:

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

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: Berkheya.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1565, retrieved 22 March 2023

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