9169.000 Sclerocarpus Jacq.

Wild, H. (1967) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 1. Heliantheae. Kirkia 6(1) 1-62

Description of the genus

Scabrid or hispid-pubescent annual herb (in ours). Leaves usually alternate, occasionally opposite, simple. Capitula terminal on the branches, solitary (in ours). Capitula heterogamous; ray florets neuter, few or 0; disk florets tubular, fertile. Phyllaries few, lfy, equalling or exceeding the capitulum. Receptacular scales boat-shaped, clasping the florets, becoming contracted above the achene into a ± tubular neck. Achenes asymmetrically obovoid. Pappus a minute ring or 0.

Worldwide: 8 species in tropical and warm regions of America and Africa

Caprivi: 1 taxon.

Sclerocarpus africanus

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africanus Jacq.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Sclerocarpus:

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Flora of Botswana: Sclerocarpus
Flora of Malawi: Sclerocarpus
Flora of Mozambique: Sclerocarpus
Flora of Zambia: Sclerocarpus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Sclerocarpus

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Sclerocarpus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Sclerocarpus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Sclerocarpus
Wikipedia: Sclerocarpus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sclerocarpus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sclerocarpus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Caprivi: Genus page: Sclerocarpus.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1518, retrieved 4 February 2023

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