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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Common names: Dwarf marigold (English) Ruhwahwa (Shona)
Frequency: Common
Status: Introduced
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.
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

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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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., retrieved 31 May 2016

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