Agrimonia bracteata E.Mey. ex C.A. Mey.

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Agrimonia bracteata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cheshire Cottage, rd side north of Troutbeck.

Agrimonia bracteata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cheshire Cottage, rd side north of Troutbeck.

Agrimonia bracteata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cheshire Cottage, rd side north of Troutbeck.

Agrimonia bracteata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cheshire Cottage, rd side north of Troutbeck.

Agrimonia bracteata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road to Skyline Junction, close to Chimanimani village

Agrimonia bracteata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road to Skyline Junction, close to Chimanimani village

Agrimonia bracteata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road to Skyline Junction, close to Chimanimani village

Agrimonia bracteata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road to Skyline Junction, close to Chimanimani village

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Synonyms:
Common names: Agrimony (English)
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, growing from a rhizome with flowering stems up to 1 m. Leaves mostly on the basal part of the stems, imparipinnate with 3-4 pairs of alternate leaflets and a terminal leaflet; Margins serrate. Stipules leaf-like. Stems and leaves with glandular hairs. Inflorescence a terminal spike. Flowers yellow. Fruits crowned with hooked bristles.
Notes:
  1. The leaves are similar to Leucosidea sericea, but that species is a shrub or small tree and not a herb.
  2. Agrimonia bracteata is superficially very similar to the European species, Agrimonia eupatoria.
Derivation of specific name: bracteata: possessing bracts
Habitat: A species of montane grassland and bracken scrub.
Altitude range: (metres) 1700 - 1900 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe and in mountains (Natal and Cape) in South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Perennial.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Literature:

Mendes, E.J. (1978). Rosaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 28 - 29. (Includes a picture).


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External websites:

African Plant Database: Agrimonia bracteata
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Agrimonia bracteata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Agrimonia bracteata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Agrimonia bracteata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Agrimonia bracteata
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Agrimonia bracteata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Agrimonia bracteata
Ispot Southern Africa : Agrimonia bracteata
JSTOR Plant Science: Agrimonia bracteata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Agrimonia bracteata
Tropicos: Agrimonia bracteata
West African Plants database: Agrimonia bracteata


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: Agrimonia bracteata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=125410, retrieved 31 August 2016

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