9138.000 Parthenium L.

Wild, H. (1967) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 1. Heliantheae. Kirkia 6(1) 1-62

Description of the genus

Annual herbs (in ours). Leaves alternate, 2-pinnately lobed. Capitula in terminal panicles, radiate, heterogamous. Phyllaries in 2-3 series. Receptacular scales present. Disk florets sterile, ray florets fertile. Corolla of female florets small, subcircular; of disk florets narrowly funnel-shaped. Achenes of ray florets flattened, clasped by a phyllary and 2 lateral receptacular scales. Pappus of 2 recurved awns, forming an apparent rim to the achene.

Derivation of name: a Greek generic name for Asteraceae with white florets

Worldwide: 16 species in North America and the West Indies

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

Parthenium hysterophorus

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hysterophorus L.MS,GIDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Parthenium:

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Flora of Botswana: Parthenium
Flora of Zimbabwe: Parthenium

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Parthenium.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1511, retrieved 24 July 2024

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