Waltheria indica L.

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Waltheria indica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Haka Game Park, Cleveland Dam

Waltheria indica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Haka Game Park, Cleveland Dam

Waltheria indica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Fort Usher road, Matobo

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Synonyms: Waltheria americana L. var. indica (L.) K. Schum.
Waltheria wildii Suess.
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native or possibly introduced.
Description:
Erect shrubby perennial, up to 50 cm. Most parts of the plant are covered in short shiny hairs. Leaves narrowly lanceolate with irregularly toothed margins. Flowers in dense axillary clusters, yellow.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: indica: of India
Habitat: In rocky areas in woodland and grassland, often in disturbed places.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1600 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread throughout the tropics and subtropics.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Hyalites eponina (Food plant)
Eublemma anachoresis (Larval food plant)
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Literature:

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 313. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 222. (Includes a picture).

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 45. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 108.


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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Waltheria indica
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JSTOR Plant Science: Waltheria indica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Waltheria indica
Tropicos: Waltheria indica
West African Plants database: Waltheria indica


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: Waltheria indica.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140030, retrieved 26 June 2016

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