2314.000 Pupalia A. Juss.

Description of the genus

Herbs (in ours) with opposite leaves. Inflorescence spike-like, terminal on stems and branches. Bracts subtending either a single bisexual flower and modified sterile flowers (micrantha) or more than one bisexual flower and triads of bisexual and sterile flowers; sterile flowers consisting of numerous hooked spines. Perianth segments 5. Stamens 5; pseudostaminodes 0. Fruit a capsule.

Worldwide: 4 species in the tropical Old World

Malawi: 2 taxa.

Pupalia lappacea var. velutina

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
lappacea (L.) A. Juss. var. velutina (Moq.) Hook. f.N,SDescription, Image
micrantha HaumanSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Pupalia:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Pupalia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=530, retrieved 30 May 2024

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