Acanthospermum glabratum (DC.) Wild

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Acanthospermum glabratum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Chivero Recreational Park

Acanthospermum glabratum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Chivero Recreational Park

Acanthospermum glabratum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Chivero Recreational Park

Acanthospermum glabratum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Chivero Recreational Park

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Synonyms: Acanthospermum xanthoides (Kunth) DC. var. glabratum DC.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Introduced
Description:
Prostrate annual herb (or possibly short-lived perennial). Leaves elliptic to broadly ovate, 1-3 cm long, mostly hairless but gland-dotted; margin coarsely toothed. Capitula pedunculate, 5-7 mm in diameter when flowering, pale yellowish. Fertile achenes usually 4-5, each enclosed in an enlarged inner phyllary, forming an oblong-fusiform fruit, 8-10 mm long, covered with numerous hooked spines.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: glabratum: hairless
Habitat: Disturbed places, often on roadsides
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Native to South America. Introduced in southern USA and southern Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 22 January 2010
Literature:

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 30.


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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Acanthospermum glabratum
Ispot Southern Africa : Acanthospermum glabratum
JSTOR Plant Science: Acanthospermum glabratum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Acanthospermum glabratum
Tropicos: Acanthospermum glabratum
West African Plants database: Acanthospermum glabratum


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: Acanthospermum glabratum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=160270, retrieved 27 May 2016

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