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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa, Arabian Peninsula.
Felicia amelloides

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Small shrubs or annual herbs, often with resin channels
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, less often partially opposite or rosulate, sometimes clustered, usually entire
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Capitula usually terminal, on distinct peduncles, radiate; involucre semi-orbicular or cylindric, with the bracts 3–4-seriate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets female; disk florets bisexual, narrowly campanulate, 5-lobed; style-branches with triangular appendages; anthers with obtuse bases and obtusely triangular distal appendage
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achene obovoid, flattened, with lateral ribs, often hairy, without glands; pappus of numerous hairs or bristles, uniseriate, persistent or deciduous.
Distribution
Some 85 species in Africa, one extending to Arabia.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Small shrubs or annual herbs, often with resin channels
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, less often partially opposite or rosulate, sometimes fascicled, usually entire
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula usually terminal, on distinct peduncles, radiate; involucre semi-orbicular or cylindric, with the bracts 3–4-seriate, imbricate, unequal with the outer bracts smaller than the inner ones; receptacle flat to convex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets female; disc florets hermaphrodite, narrowly campanulate, 5-lobed; style-branches with triangular appendages; anthers with obtuse bases and obtusely triangular distal appendage
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes obovoid, flattened, with lateral ribs, often hairy, without glands, bright brown to black, with smooth or scaly epidermis; pappus of numerous hairs or bristles, uniseriate, usually equal, dentate to barbellate, persistent or deciduous.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Felicia Cass. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Cope, T.A. [RBG 537], United Kingdom K000914449

First published in Bull. Sci. Soc. Philom. Paris 1818: 165 (1818)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Dict. Sci. Nat. 16: 314. Nom. cons.
  • in Bull. Sci. Soc. Philom. Paris 1818: 165

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by H. Beentje [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • Grau in Mitt. Bot. Staatssamml. München 9: 195–705 (1973).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • DC., Prodr. 5: 218 (1836)
  • J. Grau in Mitt. Bot. Staats., München 9: 195–705 (1973)
  • K. Bremer, Asteraceae Clad. & Class.: 420 (1994)
  • Oliv. & Hiern in F.T.A. 3: 306 (1877)
  • in Bull. Sci. Soc. Philom. Paris: 165 (1818)
  • in Kirkia 12: 1 (1980)

Flora of Somalia
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