Cephalaria pungens Szabó

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Cephalaria pungens

Photo: Bart Wursten
World's View, Nyanga

Cephalaria pungens

Photo: Bart Wursten
World's View, Nyanga

Cephalaria pungens

Photo: Bart Wursten
World's View, Nyanga

Cephalaria pungens

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Circular Drive, Nyanga NP

Cephalaria pungens

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Circular Drive, Nyanga NP

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Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial herb, growing from a woody rhizome. Stems simple or branched with hairs on the lower parts only. Lower leaves with very long petioles, mostly lanceolate, occasionally with a few narrow lobes near the base; margin entire to slightly crenate-dentate. Upper leaves linear, with or without 1-2 pairs of linear lobes. Capitula subspherical, up to 2.5 cm in diameter. Flowers white to cream, rarely yellow, hairy on the outside of the corollas.
Notes: Somewhat resembles Brownleea galpinii with which it may grow.
Derivation of specific name: pungens: prickly, puncturing
Habitat: In moist grassland, along streamsides and in swampy places.
Altitude range: (metres) 1200 - 2100 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa, Swaziland and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
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Images last updated: Monday 27 July 2015
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 120 - 121. (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 138.

Cannon, M.J. & J.F.M. (1983). Dipsacaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 78 - 79. (Includes a picture).

Cannon, M.J. & J.F.M. (1983). Dipsacaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 78 - 79. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 39.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 45.

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 204 - 205. (Includes a picture).


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African Plant Database: Cephalaria pungens
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cephalaria pungens
Tropicos: Cephalaria pungens
West African Plants database: Cephalaria pungens


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: Cephalaria pungens.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156950, retrieved 30 August 2016

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