1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Microglossa DC.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Asia-Tropical, Africa and Asia-Temperate..

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrubs or climbers
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, simple, entire or serrate
    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
    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
    Fruits
    Achenes narrowly turbinate, slightly 4-ribbed, slightly compressed, pubescent; pappus 1-seriate, of many very slender barbellate setae.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Burundi, 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)
    • Wild in Kirkia 10: 26 (1975)
    • Oliv. & Hiern in F.T.A. 2: 308 (1877)
    • Prodr. 5: 320 (1836)

    Sources

    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 2018. 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 2018. 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