9291.000 Schkuhria Roth

Pope, G.V. (1975) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 6. Helenieae. Kirkia 10(1) 101-121

Description of the genus

Annual, diffusely branched, glandular-punctate herbs, not strongly aromatic when bruised. Leaves alternate, sometimes opposite, pinnatisect with filiform lobes; margin entire. Inflorescence a diffuse panicle. Capitula small, distinctly stalked, heterogamous; ray florets female, ligulate; disk florets bisexual. Phyllaries 2-seriate, free; margin hyaline. Achenes narrowly obpyramidal. Pappus of 8 hyaline scales.

Derivation of name: after Christian Schkuhr (1741-1811), a German botanist

Worldwide: 6 species, native to warm America; S. pinnata a widespread weed

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

Schkuhria pinnata

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
pinnata (Lam.) Thell.GI,MDescription, Image

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Wikipedia: Schkuhria
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Schkuhria
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Schkuhria

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Schkuhria.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1537, retrieved 21 March 2023

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