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Gnaphalium multicaule Willd.
Description: Annual herb, branching from the base, up to 25 cm tall but often flowering when only a few cm tall. All parts more or less densely covered in white cobweb-like wool. Leaves sessile or shortly petiolate, spathulate, 1-7 cm long, mucronate at the apex; margin entire. Inflorescence in a terminal spike with leaf-like bracts. Involucral bracts c. 3-seriate, oblong, c. 2 mm long, pale buff or purple-tinged. Florets small, numerous, whitish.
Derivation of specific name: polycaulon: with many stems
Habitat: Occurring as a weed in damp places.
Altitude range: (metres)
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Asia, Australia, West Indies, Brazil, Egypt, Tropical and South Africa
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Content last updated: Saturday 4 July 2009
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Other sources of information about Gnaphalium polycaulon: Flora of Mozambique
Gnaphalium polycaulon African Plant Database
Gnaphalium polycaulon Biodiversity Explorer
(Biodiversity of southern Africa):
Gnaphalium polycaulon EOL
(Encyclopedia of Life):
Gnaphalium polycaulon ePIC
(electronic Plant Information Center):
Gnaphalium polycaulon Flora Zambesiaca
Gnaphalium polycaulon Google
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for
Gnaphalium polycaulon IPNI
(International Plant Names Index):
Gnaphalium polycaulon JSTOR Plant Science
Gnaphalium polycaulon Kew Herbarium catalogue
Gnaphalium polycaulon Tropicos
Gnaphalium polycaulon West African Plants database
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Gnaphalium polycaulon.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159380, retrieved 20 May 2013
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