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Genus: Pseudognaphalium

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: Gnaphalieae

About 90 species, native to Africa, Asia, Europe and America with two species native to southern Africa, and one species naturalised.  

Species native to southern Africa

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

Pseudognaphallium oligandrum

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Pseudognaphalium undulatum (Cudweed)

Groenbossie [Afrikaans]

See Karoo wildflowers by David Shearing & Katryn van Heerden p. 178.

Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Pseudognaphalium luteo-album (Jersey Cudweed, Cud Weed)

Roerkruid, Vaalbossie [Afrikaans]; manku, mosuoane, toane [South Sotho]; umgilane [Zulu]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 310; Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 114. and Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

 

Publications

  • Hilliard, O.M. 1983. Asteraceae (Compositae), Tribe Inuleae subtribe Gnaphalinae (first part). Flora of southern Africa 33,7,2: 1-325.

  

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