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

Other sources of information about Berkheya:

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

External websites:

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

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: Berkheya.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1565, retrieved 24 April 2024

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