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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropics & Subtropics.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves entire, toothed or lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Capitula usually corymbose, discoid or sometimes radiate; phyllaries uniseriate; calyculus absent; receptacle without paleae
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets orange, red, pink, purple, yellow or white; disk florets tubular-campanulate, 5-lobed; style branches truncate to obtuse, sometimes with appendages of fused papillae
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes oblong, mostly ribbed; pappus of many slender barbellate bristles.
Distribution
Some 110-120 species in tropical Africa and Asia, some widely distributed as weeds.
Note
E. somalensis (S. Moore) C. Jeffrey and E. javanica (Burm. f.) C.B. Rob. were stated to occur in Somalia by, respectively, Jeffrey in Kew Bull. 41: 912 (1986), and Cuf. Enum.: 1160 (1967). As the records have not been substantiated they are omitted here.

[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, simple, sometimes rosulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula often corymbose, sometimes solitary, discoid or radiate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Involucre without calyculus, phyllaries free or connate at base; receptacle epaleate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets of various colours; anthers obtuse or slightly sagittate at base, appendaged at apex; style branches truncate to obtuse, sometimes with appendages of fused papillae
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes with pappus of many fine bristles.

[KBu]

Tadesse, M., & Beentje, H. (2004). A Synopsis and New Species of Emilia (Compositae-Senecioneae) in Northeast Tropical Africa. Kew Bulletin, 59(3), 469-482. doi:10.2307/4110954

Distribution
A genus of about 100 species (Bremer 1994) found in tropical Africa and Asia. Some species are weedy; others such as E. sonchifolia and E. coccinea, which were initially widely cultivated as ornamental or garden plants, are presumed to have hybridised with other species in East and Central Africa (Jeffrey 1986; Lisowski 1991).
Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, simple to pinnatifid; lower leaves often different in shape from the upper cauline leaves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla tubular, glabrous, 5-lobed; anthers ecalcarate, collar slightly wider near the junction with filament; style bifurcate, branches truncate to obtuse, sometimes with appendages of fused papillae
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Receptacle epaleate, convex or flat
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes oblong to oblong-elliptic, often slightly curved, columnar, 5-ribbed; pappus 1-seriate, of numerous slender white barbellate bristles.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Involucre ecalyculate, cylindric to campanulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Phyllaries
Phyllaries uniseriate, connate, spreading to reflexed after achenes have fallen
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula usually in corymbose cymes, discoid or radiate
Note
The names Emilia coccinea and E. sonchifolia have both been applied to material from NE Africa. This was due to misinterpretation of these taxa. Jeffrey (1986: 914; 1997: 209), who has done much to clear up the confusion in Emilia, recorded E. coccinea (Sims) G. Don from Sudan but we have not seen any specimens.

Native to:

Angola, Argentina Northeast, Assam, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil West-Central, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Florida, French Guiana, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laccadive Is., Laos, Leeward Is., Liberia, Louisiana, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Maluku, Mauritius, Mexico Southeast, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Guinea, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Oman, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Réunion, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Texas, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad-Tobago, Uganda, Venezuela, Vietnam, Windward Is., Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Brazil Southeast, Cape Verde, Caroline Is., Cocos (Keeling) Is., Cook Is., Fiji, Georgia, Hawaii, Kazan-retto, Korea, Line Is., Madeira, Maldives, Marianas, Marquesas, Marshall Is., Mexico Central, New Caledonia, New South Wales, Niue, Northern Territory, Queensland, Samoa, Society Is., South Carolina, Tonga, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Vanuatu, Venezuelan Antilles, Western Australia

Emilia Cass. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Wild, H. [3237], Zimbabwe 961.000
Bidgood, S. [6108], Tanzania K000468317
Mann, G. [731], Cameroon K000052497
Bingham, M.G. [13161], Zambia K000450170
Migeod, F. W. H. [57], Cameroon K000052494
Migeod, F. W. H. [57], Cameroon K000052493

First published in Bull. Sci. Soc. Philom. Paris 1817: 68 (1817)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • WCVP (2021). World Checklist of Vascular Plants, version 2.0. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://wcvp.science.kew.org/ Retrieved 28 April 2021

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 3: 405.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • C. Jeffrey in K.B. 41: 908 (1986)
  • in Dict. Sc. Nat. 34: 393 (1825)

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Bulletin
Kew Bulletin
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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