Blumea axillaris (Lam.) DC.

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Blumea axillaris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Blumea axillaris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Blumea axillaris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

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Synonyms: Blumea dregeanoides Sch. Bip. ex A. Rich.
Blumea lacera auct.
Blumea mollis (D.Don) Merr.
Blumea solidaginoides (Poir.) DC.
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Annual herb to 60 cm, softly pilose with spreading hairs and usually glandular ones in addition. Stems without wings. Lower leaves sessile or petiolate, usually sessile and progressively smaller upwards; lamina up to 7 × 3 cm, narrowly obovate to elliptic, from silky-villous to glabrescent on both sides; base cuneate; apex acute or apiculate; margin serrate. Capitula c.7 × 8 mm, in dense terminal narrow panicles. Phyllaries numerous, outer c.4.5 mm, inner c.11 mm, purplish. Florets purplish. Achenes (of bisexual florets) c. 0.7 mm, pubescent.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: axillaris: axillary, arising in the leaf axils
Habitat: In wet grassland and by rivers and streams or a weed of cultivation.
Altitude range: (metres) 1280 - 1530 m
Flowering time:Aug - Nov
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 206. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 84. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 31. as Blumea dregeanoides and Blumea solidaginoides


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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: Blumea axillaris.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159100, retrieved 26 August 2016

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