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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to S. Africa.
Hirpicium gazanioides

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or short-lived perennial herbs, sometimes shrubby, usually much-branched
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, usually heavily felted beneath, revolute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula heterogamous, terminal, solitary, radiate; involucre often urn-shaped, sometimes bowl-shaped with numerous partially united imbricate phyllaries; receptacle flat, alveolate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets uniseriate, spreading, subentire at tip, sterile; disc florets fertile or innermost sterile, regular, tubular, 5-merous, limb usually erect
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers united with minutely sagittate bases and apical appendages
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style branches patent, linear, obtuse
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes turbinate, densely long-hairy and crowned with a uni- or bi-seriate pappus of membranous spirally overlapping scales.

[FZ]

Compositae, G. V. Pope. Flora Zambesiaca 6:1. 1992

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs, often suffrutescent with annual stems from a woody rootstock, or subshrubs.
Morphology Stem
Stems and branches ± bristly-setose, sometimes glandular-hairy or glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, sometimes radical, densely bristly-setose, hispid or scabrous, sometimes glabrous with bristles on the margins only, the lower surfaces white-felted, rarely only glandular-hairy, linear ± oblanceolate oblong or obovate, entire or ± dentate sometimes pinnately lobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula heterogamous and radiate, stalked, or ± sessile and subtended by leaves, solitary and terminal on the stem and branches, sometimes ± racemose or corymbosely arranged.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Phyllaries
Phyllaries several-seriate, connate forming a ± obconic or cup-shaped involucre; free parts linear, strap-shaped or triangular-lanceolate, bristly or setose- to spinose-ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Receptacle shallowly or deeply alveolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Disk-florets hermaphrodite, numerous; corollas yellow infundibuliform; anther bases minutely sagittate; style branches linear; achenes ± ribbed, villous-sericeous; pappus scales 1- or 2-seriate, the outer large and overlapping, the inner when present smaller and stipitate. Ray-florets uniseriate, neuter; corollas yellow with rays sometimes purplish outside, mostly without staminodes; rays erect strap-shaped, margins becoming inrolled; achenes wanting.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Ethiopia, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Hirpicium Cass. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Sci. Soc. Philom. Paris 1820: 27 (1820)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Roessler in Mitt. Bot. Staatss. Münch. 3: 333 (1959)
  • in Bull. Soc. Philom.: 27 (1820)
  • in Dict. Sci. Nat. 21: 238 (1821)
  • in Dict. Sci. Nat. 29: 448 (1823).
  • in Kirkia 10: 86–95 (1975).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Dict. Sci. Nat. 21: 238 (1821)
  • Roessler in Mitt. Bot. Staats., München 3: 333 (1959)
  • in Bull. Soc. Philom., Paris: 27 (1820)

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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