Pseudognaphalium luteo-album (L.) Hilliard & B.L. Burtt

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Pseudognaphalium luteo-album

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Nr Bunga Forest, Vumba

Pseudognaphalium luteo-album

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Bunga Forest, Vumba

Pseudognaphalium luteo-album

Photo: Bart Wursten
At base of dam, Camp Amalinda, Matobo

Pseudognaphalium luteo-album

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mshelele Dam

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Synonyms: Gnaphalium luteo-album L.
Common names: Cudweed (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Probably introduced
Annual herb to 50 cm tall, all parts whitish-woolly. Stems usually several from the base, decumbent at first, later erect. Leaves sessile, up to 8 × 1 cm at base, oblanceolate, becoming smaller and lanceolate or linear above, greyish or whitish tomentose or arachnoid, on both sides; margin entire. Inflorescence consisting of dense clusters of capitula 1-several together in terminal corymbs. Involucres 3-4 mm in diameter; phyllaries in c. 3 rows, pale brown to whitish. Outer female florets very numerous, whitish. Bisexual disk florets cylindric. Achenes ellipsoid, papillose. Pappus of numerous soft bristles.
Derivation of specific name: luteo-album: yellowish white
Habitat: In moist, disturbed grassland, especially along roads and streams.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Nov - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Native of Europe and Asia.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Saturday 27 December 2014

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 103. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 29. As Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 221. (Includes a picture).

Hilliard, O.M. (1983). Asteraceae, Inuleae, Gnaphaliinae Flora of Southern Africa 33-7-2 Pages 55 - 56. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 144. (Includes a picture).

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

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.

Wild, H. (undated, c. 1955). Common Rhodesian Weeds ?Government of Rhodesia, Salisbury Page 71. as Gnaphalium luteo-album (Includes a picture).


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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Pseudognaphalium luteo-album., retrieved 19 November 2017

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