Gutenbergia leiocarpa O. Hoffm.

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Gutenbergia leiocarpa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Gutenbergia leiocarpa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Gutenbergia leiocarpa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

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Synonyms: Gutenbergia gossweileri S. Moore
Gutenbergia tenuis S. Moore
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Status: Native
Description:
Slender or bushy erect annual herb, up to 80 cm tall, or procumbent perennial with trailing stems to 1.2 m long. Leaves opposite, becoming alternate on the upper stem, sessile, linear-elliptic, narrowly oblong or oblong-lanceolate, up to 8 × 2 cm, sparsely, somewhat bristly hairy above, densely matted with silvery-white appressed T-shaped hairs below; margin entire. Capitula numerous, small, in cymose clusters. Involucral bracts numerous, green, bristle-tipped. Florets discoid, mauve to purple. Pappus 0.
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Habitat: In mixed deciduous and miombo woodland, lake shores and river flood plains, often on sandy soils, sometimes as a weed of disturbed areas and roadsides.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
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Literature:

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Pages 153 - 157. (?) Syn G. gossweileri (Includes a picture).


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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: Gutenbergia leiocarpa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=158000, retrieved 31 August 2016

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