Aspilia kotschyi (Sch. Bip.ex Hochst.) Oliv.
var. kotschyi

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Aspilia kotschyi var. kotschyi

Photo: Helen Pickering
Victoria Falls: walking from Falls to town along the pedestrian footpath (paved ex road) that branches left from the road just after the curio shops etc

Aspilia kotschyi var. kotschyi

Photo: Helen Pickering
Victoria Falls: walking from Falls to town along the pedestrian footpath (paved ex road) that branches left from the road just after the curio shops etc

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Synonyms: Aspilia brachypetala S. Moore
Dipterotheca kotschyi Sch. Bip.
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Status: Native
Description:
Erect, sparsely branched annual herb, up to 1.3 m tall Most parts covered in rough hairs. Leaves opposite, ± sessile; narrowly lanceolate, up to 20 × 5 cm, roughly hairy on both surfaces with longer hairs on the veins below; margin shallowly scalloped to almost entire. Capitula c. 2 cm in diameter, in the upper leaf axils. Ray florets dark purple to purple-brown, rarely pink. See white-flowered var. alba for comparison.
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Habitat: A weed in disturbed areas.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W
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Images last updated: Friday 31 July 2009
Literature:

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 33. (Includes a picture).

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

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 50.

Wild, H. (1966). The African Species of the Genus Aspilia Thouars Kirkia 5(2) Pages 202 - 204.


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West African Plants database: Aspilia kotschyi


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: Aspilia kotschyi var. kotschyi.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=160410, retrieved 25 May 2016

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