Pycnocoma Benth.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees, usually sparingly branched. Indumentum of simple hairs. Leaves alternate or pseudo-verticillate. inflorescences racemose, axillary, bisexual.

Derivation of name: pycno- "dense" and -coma, a tuft of leaves, usually on top of an inflorescence, here referring to the tufted leaves at the ends of branches.

Comment: Closely related to Argomuellera.

Worldwide: 17 species from Tropical Africa and 1 from Madagascar.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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littoralis Pax[VU]N

Other sources of information about Pycnocoma:

External websites:

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

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: Pycnocoma., retrieved 4 December 2023

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