Microglossa pyrifolia (Lam.) Kuntze

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Microglossa pyrifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near the Inn on the Vumba turn off by the main Vumba rd

Microglossa pyrifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near the Inn on the Vumba turn off by the main Vumba rd

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Synonyms: Conyza pyrifolia Lam.
Common names:
Frequency: Common at lower and middle altitudes in the E Highlands; scattered and rare elsewhere
Status: Native
Description:
Climber, climbing shrub or small shrub to 6 m; branches finely ribbed, pubescent. Leaves petiolate; lamina 2-10 × 1.5-7 cm, ovate, rarely ovate-lanceolate, sparsely pubescent or glabrescent above, densely pubescent beneath; base obtusely cuneate; apex acuminate; margin entire or with a few coarse serrate teeth. Inflorescence 5-20 cm wide. Capitula 4-5 mm. Phyllaries narrowly ovate. Ray florets whitish; rays c.1 mm. Achenes 1 mm, narrowly obovoid.
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Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: At the edges of drier forest, particularly in secondary growth.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1500 m
Flowering time:Aug - Sep
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 103. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 278.

Wild, H. (1975). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 4. Astereae. Kirkia 10(1) Pages 27 - 28.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Microglossa pyrifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=158840, retrieved 18 November 2017

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