Sclerocarpus Jacq.

First published in J.A.Murray (ed.), Syst. Veg., ed. 14.: 783 (1784)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Africa, Arabian Peninsula Indian Subcontinent, Texas to Venezuela.

Descriptions

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.
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Sources

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0