Philyrophyllum schinzii O. Hoffm.

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Synonyms: Pulicaria zimbabwensis S. Moore
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Status: Native
Shrubby, somewhat straggling perennial herb, up to 2 m tall, most parts with whitish glandular hairs. Leaves alternate, roughly obovate-obtriangular in outline, up to c. 4 × 2.7 cm, 3-veined from the base, glandular hairy on both surfaces; margin very coarsely and irregularly toothed, running down the petiole. Capitula in lax, terminal heads, surrounded by leafy bracts. Ray and disc florets yellow. ligules short, 3-toothed.
Derivation of specific name: schinzii: named after Swiss botanist Prof. Schinz
Habitat: Occurring in riverine fringes and on rocky outcrops, often in Acacia woodland.
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Flowering time:Nov - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Limpopo, South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: W,S
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Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 143. (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, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Philyrophyllum schinzii., retrieved 25 March 2017

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