Ambrosia maritima L.

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Ambrosia maritima

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam camp site

Ambrosia maritima

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam camp site

Ambrosia maritima

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam camp site

Ambrosia maritima

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam camp site

Ambrosia maritima

Photo: Bart Wursten
Marydale Point Lake Chivero Recreational Park

Ambrosia maritima

Photo: Bart Wursten
Marydale Point Lake Chivero Recreational Park

Ambrosia maritima

Photo: Bart Wursten
Marydale Point Lake Chivero Recreational Park

Ambrosia maritima

Photo: Bart Wursten
Marydale Point Lake Chivero Recreational Park

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Synonyms: Ambrosia senegalensis DC.
Common names:
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Status: Native
Description:
Erect branching aromatic annual herb, up to c. 1 m tall. Stems covered with long spreading hairs. Leaves alternate, ovate in outline, deeply divided almost to the midrib; primary lobes divided again, velvety on both surfaces more densely on the paler undersurface. Capitula in terminal and axillary spike-like racemes up to 13 cm long, unisexual. Male florets up to 20 per capitulum, whitish; female florets few, below the base of male inflorescence.
Notes: Note: the specimens in the photos are a first records for the Central and Western Divisions of Zimbabwe.
Derivation of specific name: maritima: maritime, of the sea
Habitat: A weed of disturbed areas, usually near water.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Native to Mediterranean Region and northern areas of Africa. An introduced weed elsewhere in Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,E
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Saturday 3 May 2008
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ambrosia maritima
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West African Plants database: Ambrosia maritima


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Ambrosia maritima.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=160300, retrieved 18 September 2014

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