Blepharispermum DC.

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

Description of the genus

Shrubs or trees, sometimes scrambling. Leaves alternate, sometimes fasciculate on short-shoots, simple. Capitula in dense heads of heads, solitary or grouped in cymes, each formed of many capitula and usually subtended by bracts, capitula disciform. Phyllaries 3 per capitulum (primary head); receptacle paleate; florets 2–6, 2 filiform female and 2–4 functionally male disc florets. Anthers caudate. Fruit achenes 3-angled, often with twin-hairs (hairs of two parallel rows of cells); pappus of scales or absent.

Worldwide: Species 15, from Africa to India and Sri Lanka.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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brachycarphum Mattf.[NrEnd]N

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External websites:

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

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: Blepharispermum., retrieved 7 June 2023

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