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This genus is accepted, and its native range is NW. Africa, NE. Tropical Africa, Zimbabwe to S. Africa, Arabian Peninsula.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs or subshrubs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, mostly pinnatifid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Capitula solitary or arranged in corymbs or clusters, discoid; phyllaries 3–5-seriate, receptacle without paleae
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets tubular-campanulate, 5-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes with pappus usually of a single scarious scale.
Distribution
Some 30 species, the majority in southern Africa, but two in North Africa, one in Somalia, and one in Yemen.

Native to:

Algeria, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Chad, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Morocco, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Oman, Somalia, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Arizona, New Mexico, South Australia

Pentzia Thunb. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Prodr. Pl. Cap. 2: 145 (1800)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Somalia

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

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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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