Pupalia lappacea (L.) A. Juss.
var. velutina (Moq.) Hook. f.

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Pupalia lappacea var. velutina

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Island 4, Katombora, Zambezi

Pupalia lappacea var. velutina

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Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Pupalia lappacea var. velutina

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Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Pupalia lappacea var. velutina

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Catapu, Sofala

Pupalia lappacea var. velutina

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Catapu, Sofala

Pupalia lappacea var. velutina

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Catapu, Sofala

Pupalia lappacea var. velutina

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Path from entrance gate to Great Enclosure, Great Zimbabwe

Pupalia lappacea var. velutina

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Bue Maria, Gorongosa National Park

Pupalia lappacea var. velutina

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Bue Maria, Gorongosa National Park

Pupalia lappacea var. velutina

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Bue Maria, Gorongosa National Park

Pupalia lappacea var. velutina

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Path between Bunga Camp and stream, base of Mt Bunga, northwestern Gorongosa National Park

Pupalia lappacea var. velutina

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Path between Bunga Camp and stream, base of Mt Bunga, northwestern Gorongosa National Park

Pupalia lappacea var. velutina

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Northern Tuli Game Reserve between Lentswe Le Moriti and Talana Farms

Pupalia lappacea var. velutina

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West of Masvingo on road to Zvishavane

Pupalia lappacea var. velutina

Photo: Bart Wursten
West of Masvingo on road to Zvishavane

Pupalia lappacea var. velutina

Photo: Bart Wursten
West of Masvingo on road to Zvishavane

Pupalia lappacea var. velutina

Photo: Bart Wursten
West of Masvingo on road to Zvishavane

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Synonyms: Achyranthes mollis Thonn.
Desmochaeta flavescens DC.
Pupalia distantiflora A. Rich.
Pupalia lappacea (L.) A. Juss. var. tomentosa (Peter) Suesseng.
Pupalia mollis (Thonn.) Moq.
Pupalia tomentosa Peter
Pupalia velutina Moq.
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Annual or perennial herb, erect or prostrate and sprawling. Branches and leaves opposite, variously hairy. Inflorescences greyish-white, in racemes, the clusters alternate and well-spaced.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: lappacea: burr-like; velutina: velvety
Habitat: In a wide variety of habitats, often in sandy soils.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1370 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in the Old World tropics
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Images last updated: Wednesday 18 May 2016
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 30.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 70. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 16.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 21. as Pupalia lappacea

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 23. (Includes a picture).

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 528 - 529. as Pupalia lappacea (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 21.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 196.

Townsend, C.C. (1988). Amaranthaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(1) Pages 90 - 92. (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Pupalia lappacea var. velutina.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=122380, retrieved 17 December 2017

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