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Genus: Dicoma

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 > Family: Asteraceae > Tribe: Mutisieae

Total of 35 species, native to tropical and southern Africa, Madagascar, Sokotra and India. There are 18 species in southern Africa.  

Species native to southern Africa

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

Dicoma anomala 

Maagbitterwortel [Afrikaans]; hloenya, mohlasetse [South Sotho]; inyongana [Swazi, Xhosa]; isihlabamakhondlwane, umuna [Zulu]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 220; Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 194.

Dicoma arenaria  

Dicoma capensis

Karmedik [Afrikaans]

See Karoo wildflowers by David Shearing & Katryn van Heerden p. 148.

Dicoma cuneneensis  
Dicoma dinteri  
Dicoma fruticosa  
Dicoma galpinii  
Dicoma kurumanii  

Dicoma macrocephala

See Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 272.

Dicoma montana  
Dicoma nachtigallii  
Dicoma niccolifera

Recorded from Zimbabwe. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

Dicoma obconica  
Dicoma picta  
Dicoma prostrata  
Dicoma schinzii

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

Dicoma swazilandica  
Dicoma tomentosa

See Flora of Zimbabwe.



  • Lawalrée, A. & Mvukiyumwami, J. 1982. Le genre Dicoma Cassini (Asteraceae) en Afrique centrale. Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 52: 151-163.


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