Dewildemania O. Hoffm.

Pope, G.V. (1992) Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1)

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs with erect, usually tufted, annual stems from small woody rootstocks; roots radiating, thong-like. Stems branching near the apex, glabrous, sparsely pilose or pubescent, densely leafy with leaves often grading into the phyllaries. Leaves spirally arranged, subsessile, filiform or lanceolate, glabrous. Capitula solitary or in lax terminal corymbiform cymes. Involucres broadly cup-shaped to turbinate-campanulate, florets exserted. Phyllaries several seriate, larger to the inside, appressed imbricate to somewhat spreading, the outer often grading into the bracts or leaves below. Receptacle flat or dome-shaped. Corolla purple, narrowly funnel-shaped, regularly 5-lobed, the lobes sparsely to densely setose. Fruit achenes oblong-turbinate and 4–5-ribbed sometimes somewhat angular and 4–5-sided, with scattered large brown cells on the sides; pappus 2-seriate, the outer series of 5–15 broad or narrow scales, the inner of somewhat larger narrow paleaceous setae.

Worldwide: 3 Species in south, central and east Africa.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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stenophylla (Baker) B.L.Burtt

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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: Dewildemania., retrieved 29 January 2023

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