Pterocephalus Adans.

Cannon, M.J. & J.F.M. (1983) Dipsacaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1)

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs. Capitula hemispherical or globular, with 1–2 rows of bracts. Receptacle scales sometimes hairy. Involucel ± sulcate, 8 furrowed, toothed or with a ± membranous corona. Calyx short with 5–24 plumose setae of equal length. Corolla usually 5–fid or with 4–6–fid flowers in the same head, rarely entirely 4–fid. Marginal flowers often larger and with more unequal corolla lobes, inner flowers often smaller and more regular.

Worldwide: 25 species, mainly in the Middle East spreading to southern Europe, Asia with a few species in East Africa.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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centennii M.J. Cannon[End]MS

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

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: Pterocephalus., retrieved 4 December 2023

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