9504.000 Erythrocephalum Benth.

Wild, H. (1972) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 3. Mutisieae. Kirkia 8(2) 173-207

Description of the genus

Annual herbs or suffrutices. Leaves alternate, simple, semi-amplexicaul, usually discolorous. Capitula homogamous and discoid or (in ours) heterogamous; inner florets actinomorphic, bisexual; outer male, radiate. Phyllaries many-seriate, imbricate. Receptacular scales present, resembling the inner phyllaries. Ray florets when present with large, deep-red, 3-fid rays. Achenes barrel-shaped, 5-angled. Pappus of 4-5, caducous, barbellate setae.

Worldwide: 12 species in eastern, central and southern tropical Africa

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
longifolium Oliv.N,C,SDescription, Image
scabrifolium C.JeffreyN,S?

Other sources of information about Erythrocephalum:

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Flora of Mozambique: Erythrocephalum
Flora of Zambia: Erythrocephalum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Erythrocephalum

External websites:

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

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: Erythrocephalum.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1569, retrieved 10 December 2023

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