Polycarpaea corymbosa (L.) Lam.

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Polycarpaea corymbosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr end of dam wall, Cleveland Dam

Polycarpaea corymbosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr end of dam wall, Cleveland Dam

Polycarpaea corymbosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr end of dam wall, Cleveland Dam

Polycarpaea corymbosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr end of dam wall, Cleveland Dam

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Status: Native
Description:
Erect annual herb, usually unbranched. Leaves opposite or appearing in whorls, linear up to 35 mm long with a terminal bristle. Flowers in compact terminal heads. Sepals silvery white, turning rich brown with age; petals small, pink to orange. Fruit a minute ellipsoid capsule.
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Habitat: On sandy soils in open woodland and grassland, sometimes as a weed of cultivated ground.
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Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Sunday 14 January 2007
Literature:

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 45.

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 203.


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Flora of Botswana: Polycarpaea corymbosa
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African Plant Database: Polycarpaea corymbosa
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Polycarpaea corymbosa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Polycarpaea corymbosa
Ispot Southern Africa : Polycarpaea corymbosa
JSTOR Plant Science: Polycarpaea corymbosa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Polycarpaea corymbosa
Tropicos: Polycarpaea corymbosa
West African Plants database: Polycarpaea corymbosa


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Polycarpaea corymbosa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=123330, retrieved 27 June 2016

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