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.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Occurring as a weed near river banks, mostly in low rainfall areas.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Native to Southwestern USA and Mexico; introduced into West Indies, tropical Africa and northern South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,S
Growth form(s): Annual.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 21 February 2009
Literature:

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 151. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 38.

Wild, H. (1967). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 1. Heliantheae. Kirkia 6(1) Page 62.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Verbesina encelioides
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West African Plants database: Verbesina encelioides


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: Verbesina encelioides.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=160550, retrieved 28 September 2016

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