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Genus: Pteronia

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: Astereae

Pteronia divaricata on dollerite koppie near Nieuwoudtville (Northern Cape, South Africa).

About 71 species, mainly found in southern Africa. Evidently also found in Australia.  

Species native to southern Africa

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

Pteronia acuminata

 

Pteronia acuta

 

Pteronia adenocarpa

Boegoekaroo [Afrikaans]

See Karoo wildflowers by David Shearing & Katryn van Heerden p. 174.

 

Pteronia anisata

 

Pteronia aspalatha

 

Pteronia beckeoides

 

Pteronia bolusii

 

Pteronia callosa

 

Pteronia camphorata 

Sand Gombos, Ghombossie [Afrikaans]

See West Coast wild flowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 202; Hottentots Holland to Hermanus wild flowers by Lee Burman & Anne Bean p. 184.

Pteronia centauroides

 

Pteronia ciliata

Biltongbos [Afrikaans]

See Cederberg wild flowers by Gretel van Rooyen & Hester Steyn p. 204.

Pteronia cinerea

 

Pteronia cylindracea

 

Pteronia diosmifolia

 

Pteronia divaricata

Geelknopbos, spalkpenbos [Afrikaans]

See Namaqualand wildflowers (revised ed.) by Annelise le Roux & Ted Schelpe p. 164; Nieuwoudtville wildflowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 168; West Coast wild flowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 202.

Pteronia eenii

 

Pteronia elata

 

Pteronia elongata

 

Pteronia empetrifolia

 

Pteronia erythrochaeta

See Karoo wildflowers by David Shearing & Katryn van Heerden p. 172.

 

Pteronia fasciculata

 

Pteronia fastigiata

 

Pteronia flexicaulis

 

Pteronia foleyi

 

Pteronia glabrata

Knoppiesgombos [Afrikaans]

See Namaqualand wildflowers (revised ed.) by Annelise le Roux & Ted Schelpe p. 164; Nieuwoudtville wildflowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 170.

Pteronia glauca

Vaalgombos [Afrikaans]

See Nieuwoudtville wildflowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 170; Karoo wildflowers by David Shearing & Katryn van Heerden p. 174.

Pteronia glaucescens

 

Pteronia glomerata

Perdebossie, Gombos [Afrikaans]

See Karoo wildflowers by David Shearing & Katryn van Heerden p. 172.

 

Pteronia gymnocline

 

Pteronia heterocarpa

 

Pteronia hirsuta

 

Pteronia hutchinsoniana

 

Pteronia incana

T'kaibebos, Asbossie, Lavantelbossie, Perdebossie [Afrikaans]

See Namaqualand wildflowers (revised ed.) by Annelise le Roux & Ted Schelpe p. 164; Nieuwoudtville wildflowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 168; Southern Overberg wild flowers by Penny Mustart et al. p. 250.

Pteronia inflexa

 

Pteronia intermedia

 

Pteronia leptospermoides

 

Pteronia leucoclada

 

Pteronia leucoloma

 

Pteronia lucilioides

 

Pteronia membranacea

 

Pteronia mooreiana

 

Pteronia mucronata

Kersbossie [Afrikaans]

See Karoo wildflowers by David Shearing & Katryn van Heerden p. 174.

Pteronia oblanceolata

 

Pteronia onobromoides 

Sab [Afrikaans]

See West Coast wild flowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 202.

Pteronia oppositifolia

 

Pteronia ovalifolia 

Grys Gombos [Afrikaans]

See West Coast wild flowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 202.

Pteronia pallens

Scholtzbos, Armoedbos [Afrikaans]

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

Pteronia paniculata

Gombossie [Afrikaans]

See Karoo wildflowers by David Shearing & Katryn van Heerden p. 174.

Pteronia pillansii

 

Pteronia polygalifolia

 

Pteronia pomonae

 

Pteronia punctata

 

Pteronia quinqueflora

 

Pteronia rangei

 

Pteronia scabra

 

Pteronia scariosa

 

Pteronia sordida

 

Pteronia spinulosa

 

Pteronia staehelinoides

See Karoo wildflowers by David Shearing & Katryn van Heerden p. 174.

Pteronia stricta

 

Pteronia succulenta

 

Pteronia tenuifolia

 

Pteronia teretifolia

 

Pteronia tricephala

 

Pteronia uncinata  

Strandgombos [Afrikaans]

See West Coast wild flowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 202.

Pteronia undulata

 

Pteronia unguiculata

 

Pteronia utilis

 

Pteronia villosa

 

Pteronia viscosa

Gombossie [Afrikaans]

See Karoo wildflowers by David Shearing & Katryn van Heerden p. 174.

Publications

  • Hutchinson, J. & Phillips, E.P. 1917. A revision of the genus Pteronia (Compositae). Annals of the South African Museum 9: 277-329.

 

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