Schkuhria pinnata (Lam.) Thell.

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Schkuhria pinnata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Quarry kopje, Cleveland Dam

Schkuhria pinnata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By main Harare to Bulawayo Rd, south of Kwekwe

Schkuhria pinnata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By main Harare to Bulawayo Rd, south of Kwekwe

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Synonyms:
Common names: Dwarf marigold (English) Ruhwahwa (Shona)
Frequency: Common
Status: Introduced
Description:
Delicate, branched annual herb. Leaves mostly pinnately dissected with filiform segments. Upper leaves simple and filiform. Capitula small and numerous, deep yellow with green involucral bracts.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: pinnata: with pinnate (or in this case pinnatisect) leaves
Habitat: Widespread as a weed of arable and disturbed ground.
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Worldwide distribution: Native to South America; widespread weed elsewhere
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Saturday 8 July 2006
Literature:

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 146. (Includes a picture).

Pope, G.V. (1975). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 6. Helenieae. Kirkia 10(1) Pages 119 - 121. (Includes a picture).

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


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African Plant Database: Schkuhria pinnata
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Schkuhria pinnata
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Schkuhria pinnata
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Schkuhria pinnata
Ispot Southern Africa : Schkuhria pinnata
JSTOR Plant Science: Schkuhria pinnata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Schkuhria pinnata
Tropicos: Schkuhria pinnata
West African Plants database: Schkuhria pinnata


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: Schkuhria pinnata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=160770, retrieved 31 May 2016

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