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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Tropical America, Africa, Arabian Peninsula.
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 rarely perennial herbs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate or all radical
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula terminal or axillary to upper leaves, solitary, heterogamous, radiate; involucre 1–2-seriate; paleae flat, persistent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets pistillate; disc florets hermaphrodite; anthers sagittate at base; style bifid, the branches densely papillose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes oblong, with thick pale margins those of disc florets flattened; pappus absent or reduced to a small disc
Distribution
Ten pantropical species.

Native to:

Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Chad, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Galápagos, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Panamá, Peru, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Congo

Chrysanthellum Rich. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Syn. Pl. 2: 471 (1807)

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: 394.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • B.L.Turner in Phytologia 64: 410–444 (1988)
  • in Pers., SYN. Pl. 2: 471 (1807)

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 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