Sphaeranthus flexuosus O. Hoffm.

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Sphaeranthus flexuosus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, Harare

Sphaeranthus flexuosus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, Harare

Sphaeranthus flexuosus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, nr cnr Lanner Ave/Teviotdale Ave

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Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Small glandular annual herb, up to 25 cm. Stems and leaves covered in long hairs.
Derivation of specific name: flexuosus: zigzag, much bent (probably referring to the stem)
Habitat: In wet grassy places and vlei margins; also a colonist of cultivated areas
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Aug - Oct
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 16 September 2006

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 38.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 200.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sphaeranthus flexuosus
Tropicos: Sphaeranthus flexuosus
West African Plants database: Sphaeranthus flexuosus

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: Sphaeranthus flexuosus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159270, retrieved 27 July 2016

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