Grangea maderaspatana (L.) Poir.

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Grangea maderaspatana

Photo: Alistair Hull
Rukomechi flood plain, near Chirara River.

Grangea maderaspatana

Photo: Alistair Hull
Rukomechi flood plain, near Chirara River.

Grangea maderaspatana

Photo: Alistair Hull
Rukomechi flood plain, near Chirara River.

Grangea maderaspatana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambezi River, Zambezi National Park

Grangea maderaspatana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambezi River, Zambezi National Park

Grangea maderaspatana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambezi River, Zambezi National Park

Grangea maderaspatana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambezi River, Zambezi National Park

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Synonyms: Anthemis maderaspatana L.
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Status: Native
Description:
Usually prostrate annual herb, with trailing stems to 30 cm. Leaves 1.3 - 7 cm, pinnatifid; lobes oblong. Capitula somewhat flattened to conical, terminal, solitary or 2-3 together, each capitulum 6-13 mm in diameter. Phyllaries obtuse at apex, the inner with a membranous margin. Achene c. 2mm. Pappus of numerous short, paleaceous teeth.
Notes: Grangea species can be confused with Cotula anthemoides, which is also a small composite with rayless yellow flowers occurring in aquatic situations.
Derivation of specific name: maderaspatana: from the Madras region of India
Habitat: In wet places, such as river beds and by streams.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical and South Africa, Asia and Madagascar.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C
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Images last updated: Sunday 21 February 2016
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 209. (Includes a picture).

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 37. (Includes a picture).

Wild, H. (1975). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 4. Astereae. Kirkia 10(1) Pages 11 - 13. (Includes a picture).


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Grangea maderaspatana
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West African Plants database: Grangea maderaspatana


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: Grangea maderaspatana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=158720, retrieved 2 July 2016

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