Callilepis DC.

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

Description of the genus

Small shrubs or perennial herbs with tuberous or sub-woody rootstocks, producing annual stems. Leaves alternate, sessile, linear, to elliptic, glabrous or with glandular hairs, margins flat, usually entire. Capitula radiate, many-flowered, solitary at the end of long peduncles. Involucre campanulate; phyllaries in 3 rows, narrowly lanceolate. Receptacle flat. Ray florets in one row, corolla white. Disc florets corolla purplish tube. Pappus of scale-like awns.

Worldwide: Five species endemic to southern Africa.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Callilepis:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Callilepis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Callilepis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Callilepis
Wikipedia: Callilepis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Callilepis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Callilepis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Callilepis., retrieved 29 May 2022

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