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This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.
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
Stoloniferous herb
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, sessile
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula disciform, few together in terminal loose corymbs; phyllaries numerous, biseriate, the outer with scarious margins, the inner membranous; receptacle epaleate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Outer florets in one (?several) rows, female, the tube filiform, two-lobed distally; the style with truncate branches with hairs distally; inner florets in several series, 5-lobed; anthers shortly tailed, with an acuminate distal appendage, with a vestigial achene
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes of outer florets cylindric, sparsely hairy, those of inner florets vestigial; pappus absent (in outer florets) or of 1 long seta broadening into a fimbriate or plumose apex in the inner florets.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Denekia Thunb. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Prodr. Pl. Cap. 2: 153 (1800)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Anderb. in K. Bremer, Asteraceae Clad. & Class.: 324 (1994)
  • DC., Prodr. 5: 462 (1836)
  • Prodr. Pl. Cap. 2, nov. gen.: nr. 56 (1800)

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/
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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