Matricaria L.

Description of the genus

Annual aromatic herbs, much branched. Heads solitary, either heterogamous with white rayed female flowers or homogamous and lacking rays. Leaves 2-3-pinnatisect, repeatedly divided into segments which are narrowly linear. Receptacle conical, hollow, lacking receptacular scales. Achenes obovoid, somewhat laterally flattened, obliquely truncate above, inconspicuously 3-5-ribbed on the posterior face and without oil glands on the anterior. Pappus a membranous rim or 0.

Similar to Tripleurospermum and differing in the hollow receptacle and the details of the achenes.

Britain: 7 taxa.

Matricaria discoidea

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SpeciesSpecies codeContent
aurea (Loefl.) Sch. Bip.
decipiens (Fisch. & C.A. Mey.) K. Koch
disciformis (C.A. Mey.) DC.
discoidea DC.Description, Image
oreades Boiss.
recutita L.
trichophylla (Boiss.) Boiss.

Other sources of information about Matricaria:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Matricaria
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Matricaria
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Matricaria
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Matricaria

Copyright: Mark Hyde, 2008-23

Hyde, M.A. (2023). UK Flora: Genus page: Matricaria., retrieved 23 September 2023

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