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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Arizona to Tropical America.
Lagascea helianthifolia

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula in dense glomerules surrounded by foliose bracts, these glomerules in turn in cymose or racemose inflorescences; phyllaries connate; capitula usually 1-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers bisexual; style branches attenuate, pilose on abaxial side; anther appendages narrowly ovate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Pappus of few scales or bristles.

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Windward Is.

Introduced into:

Assam, China Southeast, Fiji, India, Mauritius, Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka, Thailand, West Himalaya

Lagascea Cav. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Anales Ci. Nat. 6: 331 (1803)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Stuessey in Fieldiana, Bot.: 38: 75–133 (1978)
  • in An. Cien. Nat. 6: 331 (1803), nom. conserv.

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