9501.000 Dicoma Cass.

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

Wild, H. (1972) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 3. Mutisieae. Kirkia 8(2) 173-207

Description of the genus

Annual herbs or suffrutices with annual stems, often woolly-hairy and thistle-like. Leaves alternate, sessile and clasping the stem. Capitula homogamous and discoid, all florets bisexual or heterogamous, the outer florets neuter. Phyllaries many-seriate, imbricate, usually spine-tipped. Receptacular scales 0. Ray florets usually 0. Disk floret corollas yellowish to creamy-brown or purplish to whitish. Achenes ± flattened-turbinate, densely hispid. Pappus of 2-several series of setae.

Worldwide: 65 species in tropical and South Africa, Madagascar, Socotra and India

Mozambique: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
anomala Sond.NDescription, Image
galpinii F.C. WilsonM
macrocephala DC.MDescription, Image
tomentosa Cass.T,MSDescription, Image

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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dicoma
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dicoma

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: Dicoma.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1568, retrieved 29 March 2023

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