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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Africa, Arabian Peninsula Indian Subcontinent, Texas to Venezuela.

[FTEA]

Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate or sometimes opposite near the base of the plant, simple
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula in leafy cymes, radiate; phyllaries in 1 series, few and leafy; receptacle paleae clasping the florets
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets with a very small ray; disc florets 4–5-lobed; anthers with apical appendage
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes obovoid; pappus absent or of a small rim.

Native to:

Angola, Belize, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panamá, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Texas, Togo, Venezuela, West Himalaya, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Leeward Is., Puerto Rico, Tibet

Sclerocarpus Jacq. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Syst. Veg. ed. 14: 783 (1784)

Accepted by

  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 3: 373.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Syst. Veg. ed. 14: 783 (1784)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0