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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Old World to W. Pacific.
Blumea lacera

[FTEA]

Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial shrubs or herbs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, sessile or shortly petiolate, simple, dentate to pinnatifid, usually hairy
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula heterogamous, disciform, solitary or in lax corymbs or panicles; phyllaries numerous, the outermost shortest, chartaceous, all pubescent on the abaxial surface, with scarious margins; receptacle honeycombed, epaleate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets usually yellow, but purple or mauve in ours; outer florets female, filiform, in several rows, inner florets with 4–5 lobes; anthers tailed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes narrowly oblong, ribbed, hairy; pappus uniseriate, of numerous barbellate bristles
Distribution
About a hundred species, mainly in tropical Asia, but a few in Australia and Africa.“There is no more unsatisfactory genus than this” (Hooker).

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial shrubs or herbs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, simple, dentate to pinnatifid, usually hairy
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Capitula disciform, solitary or in lax corymbs or panicles; phyllaries numerous, pubescent, with scarious margins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Outer florets female, filiform, in several series, inner florets with 4–5 lobes; anthers tailed; style with sweeping-hairs on style arms only
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes narrowly oblong, ribbed, hairy; pappus uniseriate, of barbellate bristles.
Distribution
About 80-100 species, mainly in tropical Asia, but a few in Australia and Africa.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herbs or subshrubs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, simple, dentate to almost entire, hairy to subglabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Capitula disciform, solitary or in lax corymbs; phyllaries numerous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Outer florets female, filiform, in several series; inner florets bisexual, 5-lobed; anthers tailed; style with obtuse sweeping-hairs reaching far below the bifurcation
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes oblong, sparsely hairy, with a few conspicuous red longitudinal resin ducts; pappus uniseriate, of barbellate bristles.
Distribution
Genus of two species in Africa, one of them extending to Iran and Pakistan.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Borneo, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Congo, Djibouti, East Himalaya, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, India, Iran, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laccadive Is., Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Maldives, Mali, Maluku, Marianas, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Queensland, Rwanda, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sinai, Solomon Is., Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Galápagos, Hawaii, Mauritius, Réunion, Society Is.

Blumea DC. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Arch. Bot. (Paris) 2: 514 (1833)

Accepted by

  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 3: 322. Nom. cons.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by H. Beentje [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Anderb. in K. Bremer, Asteraceae Clad. & Class.: 284 (1994), nom. conserv .
  • Anderb. in Plant Syst. & Evol. 176: 105 (1991)
  • Randeria in Blumea 10: 205 (1960)
  • in Guill. in Arch. Bot. 2: 514 (1833)

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0