Vellereophyton Hilliard & B.L. Burtt

Hilliard, O.M. (1983) Asteraceae, Inuleae, Gnaphaliinae Flora of Southern Africa 33-7-2

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Stems few to many from the crown, prostrate or ascending, simple or branched, leafy. Leaves alternate, small to medium; apex subacute or obtuse; base much narrowed, petiole-like margins flat, entire, both surfaces thinly or thickly covered in grey or white-woolly hairs. Capitula disciform, very small, few or many in woolly glomerules, arranged on branch tips. Phyllaries in 3-5 rows; backs woolly; lamina sometimes purplish; tip opaque, white. Receptacle nearly smooth, without scales. Florets 10-40, yellow, often red-tipped. Pappus bristles subplumose in the upper part.

Worldwide: 7 species in South Africa; V. dealbatum introduced into Australia and New Zealand

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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dealbatum (Thunb.) Hilliard & B.L. Burtt

Other sources of information about Vellereophyton:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Vellereophyton
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Vellereophyton
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Vellereophyton
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Vellereophyton
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Vellereophyton

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Vellereophyton.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2230, retrieved 12 August 2020

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