Sphaeranthus randii S. Moore
var. randii

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Sphaeranthus randii var. randii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

Sphaeranthus randii var. randii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

Sphaeranthus randii var. randii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

Sphaeranthus randii var. randii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

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Synonyms: Sphaeranthus angustifolius sensu Robyns
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Sometimes semi-aquatic herb, up to 70 cm tall. Stems branched, hairless, without wings or very narrowly winged. Leaves, up to 9 × 1 cm, linear-oblong, hairless; margin entire or mucronate-dentate. Glomerules terminal, more or less spherical, c. 1 cm in diameter.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: randii: named after Dr R.F. Rand (1856-1937), English Medical doctor and early plant collector in Zimbabwe.
Habitat: In temporary and permanent vleis and swamps, often in standing water.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Sudan, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Tuesday 13 March 2012
Literature:

Wild, H. (1980). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area, 12. Inuleae (continued). Kirkia 12(1) Pages 108 - 109.


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African Plant Database: Sphaeranthus randii
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Sphaeranthus randii
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sphaeranthus randii
Tropicos: Sphaeranthus randii
West African Plants database: Sphaeranthus randii


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 randii var. randii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159310, retrieved 4 December 2016

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