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Genus: Alepidea

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid II > Order: Apiales > Family: Apiaceae

About 28 species, with 25 species occurring in southern Africa, although a few extend as far north as Ethiopia.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa - an online checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Alepidea acutidens

 

Alepidea amatymbica (Giant Alepidea, Large Tinsel Flowers)

Kalmoes, Slangwortel [Afrikaans]; lesoko [South Sotho]; inkatsankatsa [Swazi]; iqwili [Xhosa]; ikhathazo [Swazi, Xhosa, Zulu]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 160. and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Alepidea attenuata

 

Alepidea basinuda

 

Alepidea capensis

 

Alepidea cirsiifolia

 

Alepidea cordifolia

 

Alepidea delicatula

 

Alepidea duplidens

 

Alepidea galpinii

 

Alepidea insculpta

 

Alepidea longeciliata

 

Alepidea macowani

 

Alepidea multisecta

 

Alepidea natalensis

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 160.

Alepidea peduncularis

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Alepidea pilifera

 

Alepidea propinqua

Recorded from Mozambique.

 

Alepidea pusilla

 

Alepidea reticulata

 

Alepidea serrata

 

Alepidea stellata

 

Alepidea setifera

Kalmoes [Afrikaans]

See Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 288.

Alepidea thodei

 

Alepidea woodii

 

Publications

  • Burtt, B.L. 1991. Umbelliferae of southern Africa: an introduction and annotated checklist. Edinburgh Journal of Botany 48: 133-282.

  • de Castro, A. & van Wyk, B-E. 1994. Diagnostic characters and geographical distribution of Alepidea species used in traditional medicine. South African Journal of Botany 60: 345-350.

  • Holzapfel, C.W., Van Wyk, B.-E., De Castro, A., Marais, W. & Herbst, M. 1995. A chemotaxonomic survey of kaurene derivatives in the genus Alepidea (Apiaceae). Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 23: 799803.
  • Weimarck, H. 1949. A revision of the genus Alepidea. Botaniska Notiser 1949: 217-268.

  

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