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Syncretocarpus

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Syncretocarpus is a genus of flowering plants in the sunflower family.[2][3]

It consists of sub-shrubs that are endemic to the Andean Mountain region of Peru. They occur in dry, rocky canyons.[4] It is a member of the subtribe Helianthinae, which includes the common sunflower (Helianthus).

The genus is characterized by the presence of corky margins on the cypselae (achenes), as well as the presence in two species of a conspicuous elaiasome. It appears to be the sister group to the Andean genus Pappobolus, which lacks either corky margins or an elaiasome on its cypselae.

Species[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist
  2. ^ Blake, Sydney Fay. 1916. Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 54(part 3, issue 119): 49-51 descriptions in Latin, commentary in English
  3. ^ Tropicos, Syncretocarpus S.F. Blake
  4. ^ Panero, J. L. and A. G. Paucar. 2005. A new species of Syncretocarpus (Asteraceae: Heliantheae: Helianthinae) from Central Peru. Phytologia 87: 110-113.
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Syncretocarpus: Brief Summary

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Syncretocarpus is a genus of flowering plants in the sunflower family.

It consists of sub-shrubs that are endemic to the Andean Mountain region of Peru. They occur in dry, rocky canyons. It is a member of the subtribe Helianthinae, which includes the common sunflower (Helianthus).

The genus is characterized by the presence of corky margins on the cypselae (achenes), as well as the presence in two species of a conspicuous elaiasome. It appears to be the sister group to the Andean genus Pappobolus, which lacks either corky margins or an elaiasome on its cypselae.

Species Syncretocarpus anchashino Panero & A. Granda P. Syncretocarpus sericeus S. F. Blake Syncretocarpus similis S. F. Blake
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