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Genus: Distephanus

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: Vernonieae

There are 24 species, found in palaeotropical regions, of which four are found 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.

Distephanus angolensis

 

Distephanus angulifolius

 

Distephanus anisochaetoides 

[=Vernonia anisochaetoides]

ikhambi-lesimungumungwane [Zulu]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 208.

Distephanus divaricatus

 

Publications

  • Robinson, H. & Kahn, B. 1986. Trinervate leaves, yellow flowers, tailed anthers, and pollen variation in Distephanus Cassini (Vernonieae: Asteraceae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 99: 493-501.

  

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