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This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical America, Tropical & S. Africa, Madsagascar.
Aspilia sp. 1

[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 or shrubs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Capitula terminal, solitary or in cymes, heterogamous, radiate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Phyllaries
Phyllaries 2–3‑seriate, outer sometimes leaf-like
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Receptacle paleate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets female‑sterile or neuter
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk florets 5‑lobed, anthers brown or black, bases obtuse or minutely sagittate, apical appendage yellow or blackish, style bifurcate, penicillate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes black, flattened; pappus a laciniate cupule, often with few antrorsely barbed spines.
Distribution
About 60 species in tropical America, Africa and Madagascar.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs, less often shrubs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, scabrid or hispid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula terminal, solitary or in lax cymes, or axillary and in congested corymbs, radiate; phyllaries 2–3-seriate, the outer herbaceous, the inner scarious; receptacle with conduplicate paleae
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets with the ray 2-lobed at apex, with or without style, not producing mature achenes; disc florets tubular; anther bases obtuse or shortly sagittate, thecae and appendages often black; style branches gradually narrowing, pubescent at margins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes obovoid, compressed, pubescent; pappus a laciniate cupule, often with a few setae.

Native to:

Angola, Argentina Northeast, Benin, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Paraguay, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Aspilia Thouars appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Verdcourt, B. [2613], Kenya 5049.000
Harley, R.M. [24823], Brazil 54482.000
Harley, R.M. [27287], Brazil 55724.000
Harley, R. [PCD 3284], Brazil 63211.000
Hind, D.J.N. [4195], Brazil 63520.000
Hind, D.J.N. [4130], Brazil 63522.000
Roque, N. [4525], Brazil 63550.000
Onishi, E. [237/1006], Brazil K001031111
Krapovickas, A. [43111], Brazil K001031119
Ferreira, J.L. [33], Brazil K001133340
Glaziou [21552], Brazil K001031112
King, R.M. [8192], Brazil K001031104
Glaziou, A. [215[6]3], Brazil K001031113
Glaziou, A. [21554/a], Brazil K001031108
Hatschbach, G. [59021], Brazil K001031120
Giulietti, A.M. [2522], Brazil K001133339
Pirani, J.R. [1492], Brazil K001031106
Arbo, M.M. [3977], Brazil K001031122
King, L.R.M. [8914], Brazil K001031115
King, R.M. [8201], Brazil K001031114
Ratter, J.A. [2841], Brazil K001031105
Glaziou [21551], Brazil K001031107
Pirani, J.R. [5278], Brazil K001031123
Árbocz, G.F. [3634], Brazil K001031116
Harley, R.M. [13868], Brazil K001031125
Sanford, W.W. [5384], Cameroon K000052301
Saxer, A. [26], Cameroon K000052300
Giulietti, A.M. [13748], Brazil K001031126
Giulietti, A.M. [13716], Brazil K001031127
Harley, R.M. [11449], Brazil K001031110
Harley, R.M. [11292], Brazil K001031117
Pirani, J.R. [5311], Brazil K001031121
Argent, G. [6722], Brazil K001031118
Kawasaki, M.L. [6589], Brazil K001031124
Glaziou [21566a], Brazil K001031109

First published in Gen. Nov. Madagasc.: 12 (1806)

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: 230 (1956).
  • —F.T.A. 3: 378

Flora of Somalia

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Gen. Nov. Madag.: 12 (1806)
  • Lisowski, Asterac. Fl. Afr. Centr. 1: 184–204 (1991)
  • Wild in Kirkia 5: 197–228 (1966)

Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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