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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Africa, Arabian Peninsula E. Himalaya to S. China and W. & Central Malesia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs or climbers
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, simple, entire or serrate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula in ± paniculate corymbs or cymes, the individual capitula heterogamous, radiate (but the ray sometimes very inconspicuous); phyllaries multiseriate, the outermost shortest; receptacle flat, epaleate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets female, 3–4-seriate, the rays white, short and very narrow, 2–3-toothed at the apex; disc florets few to many, hermaphrodite, tube cylindric proximally, distally campanulate with 5 recurved lobes; anthers obtuse at base, with an ovate appendage at the apex; style arms linear in ray florets but in disc florets lanceolate or conical distally and papillose around the distal part
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes narrowly turbinate, slightly 4-ribbed, slightly compressed, pubescent; pappus 1-seriate, of many very slender barbellate setae.

Native to:

Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Comoros, Congo, Djibouti, East Himalaya, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nigeria, Philippines, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Microglossa DC. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Prodr. 5: 320 (1836)

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: 308.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • K. Bremer, Asteraceae Clad. & Class.: 425 (1994)
  • Lisowski, Aster. Fl. Afr. Centr. 1: 43 (1991)
  • Oliv. & Hiern in F.T.A. 2: 308 (1877)
  • Prodr. 5: 320 (1836)
  • Wild in Kirkia 10: 26 (1975)

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