Sphaeranthus similis Kers

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Status: Native
Erect herb, up to 30 cm tall. Stems mostly simple, rarely branched, more or less without wings, hairless. Leaves concentrated near the upper parts of the stems, up to 10 × 2.5 cm, narrowly oblong-obovate, hairless; margin sparsely mucronate-dentate. Glomerules solitary or clustered near the base of the stems, ovoid.
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Habitat: Occurring in wet soils along the margins of pans.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: W
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Wild, H. (1980). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area, 12. Inuleae (continued). Kirkia 12(1) Pages 112 - 113.


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African Plant Database: Sphaeranthus similis
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Sphaeranthus similis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Sphaeranthus similis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Sphaeranthus similis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Sphaeranthus similis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Sphaeranthus similis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sphaeranthus similis
Ispot Southern Africa : Sphaeranthus similis
JSTOR Plant Science: Sphaeranthus similis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sphaeranthus similis
Tropicos: Sphaeranthus similis
West African Plants database: Sphaeranthus similis

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 similis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159320, retrieved 6 December 2016

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