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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa to Namibia.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herbs with leafy stems
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, petiolate or with a petioloid base, pinnately veined, serrulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula solitary and terminal on the inflorescence branches, or in terminal corymbiform or racemiform cymes, erect, homogamous, discoid; phyllaries multiseriate, closely imbricate, entire, glabrous inside, the outer short, ovate, becoming successively longer inwards, the inner oblong, all ± obtuse or rounded; receptacle naked
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets all hermaphrodite; corolla narrowly tubular in lower two-thirds, abruptly dilated, campanulate and deeply equally 5-lobed above; anthers exserted, strongly tailed, tails conspicuous, stiff, fringed; style branches short to long, obtuse, with a subapical dorsal fringe of hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes all similar, ± columnar, angular; pappus of numerous coarse rigid subequal barbellate bristles, whitish or tawny.

[FZ]

Compositae, G. V. Pope. Flora Zambesiaca 6:1. 1992

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herbs or suffrutices with annual stems from woody rootstocks.
Morphology Stem
Stems 1-several, simple or branching near the apex, sericeous-lanate.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, ± sessile, usually stem-sheathing at the base, lamina discolorous, plane or bullate, membranous to subcoriaceous, finely araneose-lanate to glabrescent, indumentum densest on the lower surface, nerves often impressed on upper surface and strongly prominent beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula homogamous, discoid; in few to many-headed racemose or narrowly subpaniculate arrangements, or capitula large terminal and solitary, sometimes with 2–4 subsidiary heads.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Involucres subcylindric, turbinate or campanulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Phyllaries
Phyllaries many-seriate, closely appressed imbricate, progressively larger to the inside; blades often purple or purple-tinged.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Receptacle epaleate, shallowly alveolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets deep- or bright-red or purple, cream or white, hermaphrodite, corollas actinomorphic, long slender tubular below and abruptly dilated into a short cylindric deeply linear-lobed limb exserted beyond the pappus and involucre; anther thecae appendiculate, the appendages tapering claw-shaped or stipitate-glandular, bases sagittate with elongate tails which are long-haired or fimbriate on their margins; style shallowly or deeply 2-fid, the branches somewhat swollen-triangular apically and hairy outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes narrowly subcylindric, obscurely narrowly many-ribbed, sometimes somewhat angular, densely hispid in the Flora Zambesiaca area; pappus of copious barbellate or subplumose setae.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Congo, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

Pleiotaxis Steetz appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Naturw. Reise Mossambique 6(Bot., 2): 499 (1864)

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: 440.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bull. 21: 180 (1967).
  • Wild in Kirkia 8: 194 (1972).
  • in Peters, Reise Mossamb., Bot. 2: 499 (1864).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • C. Jeffrey in K.B. 21: 180 (1967)
  • K. Bremer, Asteraceae Clad. & Class.: 104 (1994)
  • S. Moore in J.B. 63: 43–50 (1925)
  • in Peters, Reise Mossamb., Bot. 1: 449 (1864)

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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