Spermacoce dibrachiata Oliv.

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Spermacoce dibrachiata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Fields' Cottage, Ezulwini, nr Mt Rukotso

Spermacoce dibrachiata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Spermacoce dibrachiata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank, across the stream

Spermacoce dibrachiata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank, across the stream

Spermacoce dibrachiata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank, across the stream

Spermacoce dibrachiata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from Small Bridge to Penhalonga

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Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Annual, sometimes perennial herb up to 90 cm; stems and leaves thick and somewhat fleshy, covered with long stiff hairs. Flowers in dense apical heads.
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Habitat: A species of grassland and Brachystegia woodland, especially in clearings.
Altitude range: (metres) 750 - 2100 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
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Images last updated: Thursday 22 December 2005
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 106 - 107. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 252.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 169.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 185 - 186. (Includes a picture).


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Spermacoce dibrachiata
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West African Plants database: Spermacoce dibrachiata


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: Spermacoce dibrachiata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156740, retrieved 30 July 2016

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