1988.000 Elatostema J. R. Forst. & G. Forst.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs, without stinging hairs. Stipules fused, intrapetiolar. Leaves distichous, asymmetrical. Inflorescences of unisexual sessile capitula with a disk-shaped receptacle surrounded by involucral bracts. Male flowers 4-5-merous.

Worldwide: c. 300 species in the tropical Old World, extending to New Zealand

Malawi: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
monticola Hook. f.NDescription, Image
paivaeanum Wedd.N
welwitschii Engl.N

Other sources of information about Elatostema:

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Flora of Mozambique: Elatostema
Flora of Zambia: Elatostema
Flora of Zimbabwe: Elatostema

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Elatostema.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=479, retrieved 29 November 2022

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