Doellia Sch. Bip.

BLUMEA P.P. sensu auct.

Anderberg, A.A. (1995) Doellia, an overlooked genus in the Asteraceae-Plucheeae Willdenowia 25 19-24

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

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

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or subshrubs. Leaves alternate, linear-oblong to oblong-lanceolate, auriculate but not decurrent. Capitula broadly campanulate, disciform, terminal, solitary or few together in a lax corymb. Phyllaries imbricate, narrowly linear. Receptacle flat, without scales. Outer florets female; corolla yellow or purplish, filiform, 3-lobed; disk florets bisexual; corolla yellow or purplish, 5-lobed. Anthers tailed. Style 2-fid; style branches with obtuse sweeping hairs reaching far below the fork. Achenes oblong, with conspicuous longitudinal red resin ducts; epidermis cells without elongated crystals. Pappus of free barbellate bristles in 1 row and inconspicuous crown-shaped ridge.

Worldwide: 2 species, occurring in Africa, Arabia and Madagascar

Botswana: 1 taxon.

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cafra (DC.) Anderb.

Other sources of information about Doellia:

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Flora of Mozambique: Doellia
Flora of Zambia: Doellia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Doellia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Doellia.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1918, retrieved 18 August 2019

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