Hypericophyllum compositarum Steetz

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Hypericophyllum compositarum

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Kutsaga, near Dam

Hypericophyllum compositarum

Photo: Catherine Francis
Muzhanje Farm, Guruve District

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Synonyms: Jaumea compositarum (Steetz) Benth. & Hook. f.
Jaumea johnstoni Baker
Common names: Hangarutsenza (Shona) Orange tassels (English)
Status: Native
Erect perennial to c. 1 m. Leaves opposite, simple, sessile or almost so, narrowly oblong to ovate, glabrous with scabrid margins; base cordate, ± auriculate. Inflorescence a cyme with heads terminal on the branches. Florets bright orange-red. Pappus of rigid bristles, these 6-9 mm, straight or with hooked apices, laterally winged below.
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Habitat: In miombo woodland, often in rocky places.
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Flowering time:Feb - May
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Thursday 1 May 2008

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 99. (Includes a picture).

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 147, plate 190

Pope, G.V. (1975). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 6. Helenieae. Kirkia 10(1) Pages 107 - 108. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 56.


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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: Hypericophyllum compositarum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=160730, retrieved 23 October 2016

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