2314.000 Pupalia A. Juss.

Description of the genus

Herbs (in ours) with opposite leaves. Inflorescence spike-like, terminal on stems and branches. Bracts subtending either a single bisexual flower and modified sterile flowers (micrantha) or more than one bisexual flower and triads of bisexual and sterile flowers; sterile flowers consisting of numerous hooked spines. Perianth segments 5. Stamens 5; pseudostaminodes 0. Fruit a capsule.

Worldwide: 4 species in the tropical Old World

Mozambique: 5 taxa.

Pupalia lappacea var. velutina

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
grandiflora PeterN
lappacea (L.) A. Juss. var. glabrescens Towns.N
lappacea (L.) A. Juss. var. velutina (Moq.) Hook. f.N,Z,MS,GIDescription, Image
lappacea (L.) A. Juss. var. lappacea N,T,MS,GI,MDescription
micrantha HaumanN,Z,MSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Pupalia:

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Flora of Botswana: Pupalia
Flora of Caprivi: Pupalia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Pupalia
Flora of Malawi: Pupalia
Flora of Zambia: Pupalia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Pupalia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Pupalia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=530, retrieved 21 April 2024

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