8936.000 Brachylaena R. Br.

Wild, H. (1968-9) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 2. Inuleae (in part). Kirkia 7(1) 121-135

Description of the genus

Dioecious trees or shrubs. Leaves alternate, persistently tomentellous beneath. Capitula (in ours) arranged in panicles, racemes or clusters. Capitula unisexual, disciform; receptacular scales 0. Phyllaries imbricate. Male capitula smaller than the female, ovary abortive or rudimentary; pappus sparse, barbellate, 1-seriate. Female capitula: anthers 0; achenes subcylindric-fusiform, c.8-ribbed, ± pubescent; pappus of barbellate setae in several series.

Worldwide: 15 species, tropical and southern Africa and Madagascar.

Botswana: 4 taxa.

Brachylaena discolor var. rotundata

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
discolor DC. var. rotundata (S. Moore) BeentjeSEDescription, Image
discolor DC. var. discolor
huillensis O. Hoffm.
ilicifolia (Lam.) E.Phillips & Schweick.

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

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 Botswana: Genus page: Brachylaena.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1482, retrieved 30 January 2023

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