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. CannonMS

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

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: Pterocephalus., retrieved 9 August 2020

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