1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Pasaccardoa Kuntze

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Africa..

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual or perennial herbs with leafy stems
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, sessile or with a petioloid base, pinnately veined, serrulate
    Capitulum
    Capitula solitary, few, terminal on the inflorescence branches, erect, heterogamous, radiate; phyllaries multiseriate, imbricate; receptacle alveolate, alveoli with membranous teeth
    Florets
    Outer florets radiate, neuter; corolla of ray-florets with very short tube and broad 3-toothed ray; disc florets hermaphrodite; corolla shortly tubular below, abruptly dilated and deeply equally 5-lobed above; anthers strongly tailed, tails conspicuous, fringed; style branches short, obtuse, with a subapical dorsal fringe of hairs
    Fruits
    Achenes of ray florets sterile, flask-shaped, of disc florets cylindrical, prominently obtusely 10-ribbed; pappus of numerous unequal fimbriate scales, somewhat fewer and shorter in the ray florets.
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Annual herbs, or suffrutices with annual stems from woody rootstocks.
    Indumentum
    Vegetative indumentum of fine flagelliform hairs each consisting of an appressed filamentous terminal cell borne on a uniseriate many-celled stalk.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, narrowly oblanceolate to elliptic, somewhat discolorous, densely araneose-lanate on the under surface, gland-dotted.
    Capitulum
    Capitula heterogamous, radiate, few-many, solitary and terminal on branches sometimes also subsessile along branches, subtended by leaf-like bracts.
    Phyllaries
    Phyllaries numerous, many-seriate, araneose-lanate to puberulous, at least the outer subulate-aristate with stiff squarrose or recurved apices, or lamina straight and pungent.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle deeply alveolate, paleae absent.
    Florets
    Disk-florets deep-red or creamy-white, hermaphrodite and actinomorphic. Ray-florets neuter, stamens and style absent or rudimentary, corollas deep-red or creamy-white; ray erect, 3-fid, inner lip wanting; ovary rudimentary, pappus of many narrow scales.
    Anthers
    Anther apical appendages narrowly triangular, theca bases sagittate with tapering-acute fimbriate or ciliolate tails.
    Style
    Style deeply 2-fid, apices subobtuse with a subdistal fringe of hairs.
    Fruits
    Achenes subcylindric, 10-ribbed with numerous stiff white hairs; pappus several-seriate of numerous spreading narrowly lanceolate scales.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

    Pasaccardoa Kuntze appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 354 (1891)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Wild in Kirkia 8: 192 (1972).
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bull.21: 208 (1967).
    • Rev. Gen. Pl.1: 354 (1891).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • K. Bremer,Asteraceae Clad. & Class.: 104 (1994)
    • C. Jeffrey in K.B. 21: 208 (1967)
    • Rev. Gen. Pl. 1: 354 (1891)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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