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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Eritrea to S. Africa.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial erect rosette-forming herbs with woody rootstock bearing many adventitious roots, scapose or escapose
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple, radical, conspicuously white-felted beneath
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula solitary, heterogamous, radiate with yellow florets; involucre hemispherical, phyllaries multiseriate, imbricate; receptacle flat or convex, naked or shortly fringed with scales resembling those of the pappus
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets pistillate; disc florets hermaphrodite, 5-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers united, with sagittate bases and ovate, obtuse apical appendages
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style branches patent with rounded tips
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes turbinate; pappus of few to many free or partially united membranous scales.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Scapose perennial herbs from woody, often rhizomatous rootstocks, occasionally stoloniferous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves radical sessile elliptic, oblanceolate or subspathulate, entire, dentate or pinnatifid, usually white-felted on the undersurface.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scapes 1-many from the rootcrown, simple.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula heterogamous, radiate, solitary and terminal.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Involucres broadly to narrowly campanulate; phyllaries free, few-many-seriate, scarious-hyaline on the margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Receptacle shallowly fimbriate-alveolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Disk-florets numerous, hermaphrodite; corollas infundibuliform, deeply regularly 5-lobed; anther bases sagittate; style branches thickened-connate to near the Ups, and free above as short blunt arms. Ray-florets female, uniseriate; rays strap-shaped, 3-denticulate; style terete, branches free and lanceolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes turbinate, ribbed, with a basal coma of long or short hairs; pappus 2-several-seriate, occasionally reduced or wanting, the inner pappus of delicate hyaline lanceolate scales equalling the corolla tube in length, the outer pappus smaller.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Haplocarpha Less. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Linnaea 6: 90 (1831)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Beauverd in Bull. Soc. Bot. Genève, sér. 2, 7: 50 (1915).
  • Lewin in Fedde, Repert., Beih. XI: 50 (1922).
  • Syn. Comp.: 36 (1832).
  • in Linnaea 6: 90 (1831)

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • in Linnaea 6: 90 (1831)

Flora Zambesiaca
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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/
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