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Soliva Ruiz & Pav.

Classification

Nomenclature

Scientific Name:
Soliva Ruiz & Pav. (1794)
Vernacular Name(s):
onehunga weed

Description

Annual herbs. Lvs 2-3-pinnatisect, alternate. Capitula solitary, terminal, sessile; involucral bracts in 1-2 rows, with narrow membranous margins. Receptacle flat; scales 0. Outer florets ♀, without a corolla; inner florets ☿ or functionally ♂, tubular. Achenes all similar, strongly compressed, glabrous or hairy but not glandular; outer surface often with a central rib; lateral angles winged or not; style persistent, spinous; pappus 0.
[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

Biostatus

Exotic
Number of species in New Zealand within Soliva Ruiz & Pav.
CategoryNumber
Exotic: Fully Naturalised2
Total2

Bibliography

Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. 3rd edition. Cambridge University Press.
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