Laggera crispata (Vahl) Hepper & J.R.I. Wood

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Laggera crispata

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Cleveland Dam, Harare

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Synonyms: Blumea alata sensu auctt. non (D.Don) DC.
Blumea crispata (Vahl) Merxm.
Blumea pterodonta DC.
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Stout annual much-branched herb up to 2 m tall; stems and main branches often distinctly winged. Inflorescence in a large lax panicle, the involucral bracts with pointed scales; capitula pink. The whole plant is covered in sticky glands.
Notes: A winter-flowering species.
Derivation of specific name: crispata: closely waved, curled
Habitat: A widespread species of various types of open woodland, also as a weed of cultivation and disturbed land.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:May - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Throughout tropical Africa and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Saturday 10 March 2007

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 101.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 32. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 35.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Laggera crispata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Laggera crispata
The Plant List (version 1.1): Laggera crispata
Tropicos: Laggera crispata

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: Laggera crispata., retrieved 28 March 2017

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