Cotula anthemoides L.

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Cotula anthemoides

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

Cotula anthemoides

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

Cotula anthemoides

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

Cotula anthemoides

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

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Synonyms: Cotula dichrocephala A. Rich.
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Status: Probably native
Description:
Annual, erect or procumbent, herb, to 30 cm. Leaves pinnatisect to 2-pinnatisect with dentate lobes, lanceolate in outline, arachnoid-pubescent when young becoming hairless; base semi-amplexicaul. Capitula solitary, terminal, ± spherical, borne on a short peduncle, 0.6-1.3 cm long. Phyllaries obovate, with scarious margins, borne in 2 rows. Disc florets yellow or pale yellow; outer florets similar to the inner ones, with a corolla; outer florets stalked; inner florets without stalks. Achenes 1.2-1.5 mm long, dorsiventrally flattened, with narrow wings widening above.
Notes: Cotula anthemoides could be confused with species of Grangea, which are also small composites with rayless yellow flowers occurring in aquatic situations.
Derivation of specific name: anthemoides: resembling an Anthemis, another genus in the Asteraceae
Habitat: In moist places; by river and stream banks and on the dried-up margins of dams and lakes.
Altitude range: (metres)
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Worldwide distribution: Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, southern Africa, Arabia, India and China; a widespread weed in warm regions of the Old World
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Friday 22 January 2010
Literature:

Beentje, H.J. (ed.) (2002). Compositae (Part 2) Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 525.

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 133. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 32.


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African Plant Database: Cotula anthemoides
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JSTOR Plant Science: Cotula anthemoides
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cotula anthemoides
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West African Plants database: Cotula anthemoides


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: Cotula anthemoides.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=160840, retrieved 26 July 2016

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