Pseudognaphalium oligandrum (DC.) Hilliard & B.L. Burtt

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Pseudognaphalium oligandrum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd, nr Woodland rd junction

Pseudognaphalium oligandrum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd, nr Woodland rd junction

Pseudognaphalium oligandrum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road to Skyline Junction, close to Chimanimani village

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Synonyms: Gnaphalium oligandrum (DC.) Hilliard & B.L. Burtt
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Stout annual herb to 1 m. Stems simple or branching near the base; branches ± erect. Leaves up to 8 × 0.4-0.8 cm, narrowly oblong or oblong-lanceolate, hairless or glandular, and green above, white-tomentose beneath; base ± cordate-amplexicaul; margin undulate. Inflorescence a large terminal corymbose panicle; capitula borne in dense apical, spherical clusters. Involucres up to 4 mm in diameter; phyllaries in 4 rows; outer pale greenish-yellow; inner with a membranous appendage. Outer female florets very numerous, cylindric, whitish. Bisexual disk florets yellowish. Achenes ellipsoid, minutely mamillate. Pappus of numerous soft bristles.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: A plant of moist grasslands, forest edges and vleis. Also a weed of disturbed land and roadsides.
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 1700 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in north-eastern, eastern and southern Africa; also in Madagascar
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Tuesday 23 February 2010

Hilliard, O.M. (1983). Asteraceae, Inuleae, Gnaphaliinae Flora of Southern Africa 33-7-2 Pages 54 - 56. (Includes a picture).

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


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Pseudognaphalium oligandrum., retrieved 22 January 2018

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