Conyza aegyptiaca (L.) Aiton

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Conyza aegyptiaca

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Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Synonyms: Conyza aegyptiaca (L.) Ait. var. lineariloba (DC.) O. Hoffm.
Conyza lineariloba DC.
Conyza pinnatifida sensu Eyles
Conyza transvaalensis Bremek.
Erigeron aegyptiacum L.
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native or possibly introduced.
Description:
Erect, ± sticky and aromatic, annual or biennial, herb, up to1.5 m. Leaves sessile, variable; lamina up to c.10 cm, linear to narrowly lanceolate or narrowly oblanceolate, subentire or coarsely dentate to lobed or more deeply lobed; base amplexicaul. Inflorescence of lax, elongate or corymbose, terminal or axillary panicles. Capitula c.12-15 mm, hemispherical, often nodding. Phyllaries 2-5-seriate. Achenes c.1 mm, oblanceolate, flattened, minutely pubescent, ribbed at the edges. Pappus of numerous, barbellate setae, united at the base, persistent and very accrescent.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: aegyptiaca: of Egypt
Habitat: In open woodland, grassland and in disturbed places such as roadsides and cultivated land.
Altitude range: (metres) 1200 - 1660 m
Flowering time:Nov - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Africa, Australia and Asia.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 23 December 2006
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 87.

Goodier, R. & Phipps, J.B. (1961). A revised checklist of the vascular plants of the Chimanimani Mountains Kirkia 1 Page 65.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 208. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 24.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 29.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 35. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 32.

Wild, H. (1975). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 4. Astereae. Kirkia 10(1) Pages 51 - 53.


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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: Conyza aegyptiaca.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=158910, retrieved 30 June 2016

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