Nidorella resedifolia DC.
subsp. microcephala (Steetz) Wild

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Nidorella resedifolia subsp. microcephala

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Island 2, Katombora, Zambezi

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Synonyms: Nidorella microcephala Steetz
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Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Erect annual herb, up to 1.3 m. Stems slender, ribbed along their length. Lower leaves obovate, with crenate-dentate margins. Leaves higher up the stem narrowly oblong, sessile. Inflorescence a terminal panicle of minute subspherical capitula. Flowers yellow.
Derivation of specific name: resedifolia: leaves like that of a Reseda (i.e. pinnatifid); microcephala: with very small heads
Habitat: In damp places along rivers, particularly in hot, low-altitude areas.
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Zimbabwe distribution: N,E,S
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Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 170 - 171. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 36. Nidorella microcephala

Wild, H. (1975). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 4. Astereae. Kirkia 10(1) Pages 69 - 70. as Nidorella microcephala


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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Nidorella resedifolia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Nidorella resedifolia
Ispot Southern Africa : Nidorella resedifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Nidorella resedifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Nidorella resedifolia
Tropicos: Nidorella resedifolia
West African Plants database: Nidorella resedifolia

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: Nidorella resedifolia subsp. microcephala., retrieved 27 October 2016

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