8751.010 Distephanus Cass.


Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Wild, H. (1978) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 8. Vernonieae (Vernonia). Kirkia 11(1) 31-127

Description of the genus

Shrubs or climbers. Leaves alternate, entire. Capitula discoid, in dense terminal corymbose panicles. Phyllaries in several rows, imbricate. Receptacle shallowly honeycombed, without scales. Corolla yellow or orange. Achenes usually 1-ribbed. Pappus of many scabrid bristles; inner ones longest.

This genus was included within Vernonia in the account in FZ 6(1).

Worldwide: 40 species, mostly Madagascar, some in Africa and SE Asia

Caprivi: 2 cultivated taxa.

Distephanus divaricatus

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biafrae (Oliv. & Hiern) H.Rob.
divaricatus (Steetz) H.Rob. & B. KahnDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Distephanus
Flora of Caprivi: Distephanus
Flora of Malawi: Distephanus
Flora of Mozambique: Distephanus
Flora of Zambia: Distephanus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Distephanus

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Distephanus
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Tropicos: Distephanus
Wikipedia: Distephanus

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Caprivi: Cultivated plants: genus page: Distephanus.
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