Blainvillea gayana Cass.

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Blainvillea gayana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Blainvillea gayana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Blainvillea gayana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Blainvillea gayana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

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Synonyms: Blainvillea rhomboidea sensu Oliv. & Hiern
Wedelia gossweileri S. Moore
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Status: Native
Description:
Erect annual herb. Stems covered in rough hairs. Leaves (sub)opposite, elliptic to ovate with a rather long pointed tip, up to 13 × 8 cm, 3-veined from the base, sparsely hairy; margin serrate-crenate. Capitula somewhat long and narrow, c. 1.2 × 0.5 cm. Involucral bracts c. 1 cm long, oblong-elliptic, hairy and glandular on the outside. Florets whitish, sometimes with short, inconspicuous 2-3-toothed rays.
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Habitat: A weed of disturbed areas and cultivation.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,S
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Images last updated: Sunday 4 May 2008
Literature:

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 31.


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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: Blainvillea gayana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=160390, retrieved 27 June 2016

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