9405.010 Crassocephalum Moench.

Description of the genus

Similar to Senecio, but differing in never having ray florets. A calyculus of short bracts (c.1/4 to 1/5 of the length of the inner phyllaries) is present. The genus is typically thistle-like in appearance, but all parts are soft and not spiny.

Worldwide: 24 species from warm Africa to Yemen and the Mascarenes

Caprivi: 2 taxa.

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rubens (Jacq.) S. Moore var. rubens Description, Image
rubens (Jacq.) S. Moore var. sarcobasis (DC.) C. Jeffrey & BeentjeDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Crassocephalum:

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

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Caprivi: Genus page: Crassocephalum.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1548, retrieved 1 December 2022

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