Platycarpha Less.

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

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs, acaulescent, unbranched or with subterranean branches. Leaves in rosettes, entire to pinnately lobed, sometimes spinescent, pustulate on the upper surface, tomentose beneath. Capitula discoid; crowded in large sessile secondary heads in the centre of leaf rosette, each capitulum few-flowered. Involucre subglobose; phyllaries in few to many rows, stiff and pungent or herbaceous and woolly. Receptacle flat, paleate. Florets with purple corolla; tube widened above, glandular-hairy with 5 lobes. Pappus of scales in 1 or 2 rows.

Worldwide: 3 species endemic to southern Africa.

Botswana: 0 taxa.

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

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: Platycarpha., retrieved 20 August 2019

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