Verbesina encelioides (Cav.) A. Gray

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Verbesina encelioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shashe River by rd from Shashe Wilderness Camp to National Parks office

Verbesina encelioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shashe River by rd from Shashe Wilderness Camp to National Parks office.

Verbesina encelioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shashe River by rd from Shashe Wilderness Camp to National Parks office.

Verbesina encelioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shashe River by rd from Shashe Wilderness Camp to National Parks office.

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Synonyms: Ximenesia encelioides Cav.
Common names: Golden crownbeard (English)
Frequency:
Status: Introduced
Description:
Annual herb up to 1 m tall. Stems ribbed, hairy. Leaves mostly alternate, sometimes opposite, ovate-triangular, up to 10 × 7 cm, 3 veined from the base, with appressed greyish hairs, particularly below, discolorous; margin irregularly toothed. Petiole irregularly winged and auriculate on the stem. Capitula solitary at the ends of branches, c. 2.5 cm in diameter. Rays bright yellow, elliptic-obovate, c. 1 cm long, 3-toothed at the apex. Involucral bracts up to 1.3 cm long, linear, appressed greyish hairy.
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Habitat: Occurring as a weed near river banks, mostly in low rainfall areas.
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Worldwide distribution: Native to Southwestern USA and Mexico; introduced into West Indies, tropical Africa and northern S Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,S
Growth form(s): Annual.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Saturday 21 February 2009
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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: Verbesina encelioides.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=160550, retrieved 18 September 2014

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