9561.000 Tolpis Adans.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs, usually scapose. Leaves (in ours) almost entirely basal, entire to dentate. Capitula in lax cymes or panicles. Receptacular scales 0 but fimbriate alveoli present. Phyllaries in 2-3 series. Ligules yellow, drying greenish. Achenes obconic, glabrous, finely ribbed; apex truncate, not narrowed or beaked. Pappus of persistent rigid setae in 2 series.

Worldwide: c. 20 species, mainly in the Mediterranean region

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
capensis (L.) Sch. Bip.Description, Image
mbalensis G.V.Pope

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Flora of Mozambique: Tolpis
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Tolpis

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

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: Tolpis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1572, retrieved 2 April 2023

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