Felicia clavipilosa Grau
subsp. clavipilosa

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Felicia clavipilosa subsp. clavipilosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
66, Duncan Rd, Suburbs, Bulawayo

Felicia clavipilosa subsp. clavipilosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
66, Duncan Rd, Suburbs, Bulawayo

Felicia clavipilosa subsp. clavipilosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
66, Duncan Rd, Suburbs, Bulawayo

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Status: Native
Much-branched erect perennial herb, up to 60 cm. Leaves alternate, sessile, lanceolate to oblanceolate, up to 50 × 3.5 mm, with appressed rough hairs or glandular. Capitula solitary at the ends of branches on peduncles up to 2 cm long, covered with rough stalked glands. Involucral bracts 3-4-seriate, greenish, outer shortest, with roughish glands; inner up to 3.5 mm long. Ray-florets c. 25, pale mauve, 5.5 × 1 mm. Disk-florets numerous, yellow. See subsp. transvaalensis for comparison.
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Habitat: In grassland and open woodland, often in disturbed areas.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1400 m (approx)
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,S
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Images last updated: Sunday 30 March 2008

Grau, J. & Lippert, W. (1980). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area, 11. Astereae (continued). Kirkia 12(1) Page 3.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 33.


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Flora of Botswana: Felicia clavipilosa subsp. clavipilosa
Flora of Zambia: Felicia clavipilosa subsp. clavipilosa

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African Plant Database: Felicia clavipilosa
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Felicia clavipilosa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Felicia clavipilosa
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Felicia clavipilosa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Felicia clavipilosa
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Felicia clavipilosa
Ispot Southern Africa : Felicia clavipilosa
JSTOR Plant Science: Felicia clavipilosa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Felicia clavipilosa
Tropicos: Felicia clavipilosa
West African Plants database: Felicia clavipilosa

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: Felicia clavipilosa subsp. clavipilosa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=158790, retrieved 1 June 2016

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