1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Tolpis Adans.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual or perennial herbs, usually scapose
    Leaves
    Leaves radical, less often cauline and alternate
    Capitulum
    Capitula homogamous, few to many in terminal lax panicles; phyllaries 2–3-seriate; receptacle naked, alveolate
    Florets
    Florets pubescent outside, ligules yellow often becoming greenish when dry, but the inner ones usually much shorter and often brownish; anthers sagittate; style branches short and obtuse, with short collecting hairs
    Fruits
    Achenes obconic, truncate at the apex, finely ribbed, glabrous; pappus setose, persistent
    Distribution
    About 20 species, mainly in the Mediterranean region and the Macaronesian Islands.
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial or annual herbs, usually scapigerous, ± pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves radical, or cauline and alternate, entire to dentate (lobed).
    Capitulum
    Capitula few-numerous in lax panicles.
    Receptacle
    Receptacles epaleate, alveolate; alveolae ± fimbriate.
    Phyllaries
    Phyllaries 2–3-seriate.
    Corolla
    Corollas pubescent outside, ligules yellow or the innermost purplish-brown, usually becoming greenish when dry.
    Anthers
    Anthers sagittate, auricles acute or shortly setaceous-acuminate.
    Style
    Style branches short, obtuse; collecting hairs short.
    Fruits
    Achenes obconic, truncate at the apex not narrowed or beaked, finely-ribbed, glabrous; pappus setose, mostly 2-seriate, persistent.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Albania, Algeria, Austria, Azores, Baleares, Bulgaria, Burundi, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Corse, Czechoslovakia, East Aegean Is., Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Free State, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kenya, Kriti, KwaZulu-Natal, Lebanon-Syria, Lesotho, Libya, Madagascar, Madeira, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Palestine, Portugal, Rwanda, Sardegna, Sicilia, Spain, Sudan, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Uganda, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    California, Great Britain, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Venezuela, Victoria, Western Australia

    Tolpis Adans. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Fam. Pl. 2: 112 (1763)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bull. 18: 432 (1966).
    • Fam. Pl. 2: 112 (1763).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • K. Bremer, Asteraceae Clad. & Class.: 196 (1994)
    • Fam. Pl. 2: 112 (1763)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    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