Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.

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Artemisia afra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park Nature Reserve, Harare

Artemisia afra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Haka Game Park

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Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Subshrub to 2 m. Leaves 2-pinnatipartite; ultimate segments linear, glabrous above, canescent beneath; margin entire or toothed. Capitula many in terminal racemose panicles. Flowers yellow.
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Habitat: In grassland and open woodland
Altitude range: (metres) 1470 - 1900 m
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Shrub under 2 m.
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Images last updated: Friday 9 October 2015

Biegel, H.M. (1977). Check-list of ornamental plants used in Rhodesian parks and gardens. Rhodesia Agricultural Journal. Research Report No. 3. Page 25.

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 130. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 31.


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African Plant Database: Artemisia afra
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Artemisia afra
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Artemisia afra
Ispot Southern Africa : Artemisia afra
JSTOR Plant Science: Artemisia afra
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Artemisia afra
Tropicos: Artemisia afra
West African Plants database: Artemisia afra

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: Artemisia afra., retrieved 26 May 2016

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