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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to 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
Shrubs or perennial herbs with thick rootstock
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, fleshy
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula solitary or in corymbose panicles, discoid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Involucre 1-seriate, without calyculus; phyllaries connate at base; receptacle epaleate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets absent; disc florets white, pink or purplish; anthers obtuse at base, with ovate or oblong apical appendage; style branches with filiform pappillose appendages
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes with pappus of many fine bristles; pappus in 2–3 series.

Native to:

Angola, Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Lopholaena DC. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Prodr. 6: 335 (1838)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Prodr. 6: 335 (1838)

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