Gnidia kraussiana Meisn.
var. kraussiana

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Gnidia kraussiana var. kraussiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Headlands, by main Harare/Mutare rd.

Gnidia kraussiana var. kraussiana

Photo: Petra Ballings
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Gnidia kraussiana var. kraussiana

Photo: Charles Brightman
Chamabonda Vlei, Zambezi National Park.

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Synonyms: Lasiosiphon kraussianus (Meisn.) Burtt Davy
Common names: Chitupatupa (Shona) Isidikili (Ndebele) Yellow-heads (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Perennial with annual stems dying back each year.
Derivation of specific name: kraussiana: named after Christian Krauss (1812-1890) German scientist, traveller and collector in South Africa.
Habitat: In grassland, in the ecotone between woodland and grassland and along vlei margins.
Altitude range: (metres) 1410 - 2320 m
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: West and East Africa and southwards to South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 74 - 75. (Includes a picture).

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 81, plates 108 & 109

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

Shone, D.K. & Drummond, R.B. (1965). Poisonous Plants of Rhodesia Ministry of Agriculture, Rhodesia Pages 54 - 55. (Includes a picture).

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 227.


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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: Gnidia kraussiana var. kraussiana., retrieved 31 May 2016

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