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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropics & Subtropics.
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
Annual or perennial herbs; branching often trichotomous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite or subopposite, scabrid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula in lax cymes or solitary at branch forks, heterogamous, radiate or disciform; involucre bracts subequal; receptacle paleate, the paleae clasping the florets
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets white, in 1–2 rows with short ray, fertile; disc florets distally campanulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 3-gonous, often compressed; pappus of 2–5 barbellate bristles and often of unequal, shortly connate scales.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate or opposite
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Capitula in leafy dichotomous cymes or panicles, heterogamous, radiate or almost disciform; receptacle paleate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Phyllaries
Phyllaries 2–5-seriate
Ray
Ray florets in 1–2 rows, female
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk florets 5-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style branches flattened, acute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes of ray florets dorsiventrally flattened, those of disk florets laterally flattened; pappus of 2–5 bristles and of unequal connate scales.
Distribution
Pantropical genus with 5-10 species.

Native to:

Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, China South-Central, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Galápagos, Hainan, India, Laos, Mali, Mauritania, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicobar Is., Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Pakistan, Queensland, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Venezuela, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Benin, Brazil South, Central African Repu, Egypt, Gulf of Guinea Is., Madagascar, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan

Blainvillea Cass. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Prance, G.T. [3564], Brazil K001030496

First published in Dict. Sci. Nat., ed. 2. 29: 493 (1823)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Adams in Webbia 12: 229 (1956).
  • —F.T.A. 3: 374

Flora of Somalia

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • in Dict. Sc. Nat. 29: 493 (1823)

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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