Galinsoga quadriradiata Ruiz & Pav.

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Galinsoga quadriradiata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Galinsoga quadriradiata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Galinsoga quadriradiata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Synonyms: Galinsoga ciliata (Raf.) S.F. Blake
Common names: Shaggy soldier (English) Teketera (Shona)
Status: Introduced
Slender annual herb, up to 30 cm. Stems densely covered in long, spreading, often glandular hairs. Leaves opposite with long glandular hairs, particularly on the underside; margin crenate-dentate to subentire. Capitula on slender peduncles, disk florets greenish to yellow; ray florets white, three-lobed.
Notes: Easily confused with G. parviflora which is usually somewhat taller and glabrescent. This species appears to be less common or widespread than G. parviflora but it may be under recorded due to the similarity to that species.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Disturbed ground
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Sep - May
Worldwide distribution: Native to South America and now a near cosmopolitan weed of disturbed places.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
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Images last updated: Tuesday 3 October 2006

Wild, H. (1967). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 1. Heliantheae. Kirkia 6(1) Page 10. as Galinsoga ciliata


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Galinsoga quadriradiata
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Galinsoga quadriradiata
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Galinsoga quadriradiata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Galinsoga quadriradiata
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Galinsoga quadriradiata., retrieved 22 January 2018

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