Crassocephalum crepidioides (Benth.) S. Moore

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Crassocephalum crepidioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Crassocephalum crepidioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Annual herb up to 1.2 m. Leaves with winged petioles, simple but sometimes lobed; margin coarsely and sharply dentate. Capitula in a loosely branched inflorescence, often nodding. Colour variable, most commonly dull to bright orange-red.
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Habitat: Weed in disturbed soils, on roadsides and along the margins of woodland and forest.
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Worldwide distribution: West Africa from Senegal to Cameroon, Sudan, Ethiopia and southwards to South Africa; naturalised widely in tropical Asia and the Pacific.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Tuesday 16 January 2007

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Pages 208 - 209. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 89.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 52.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Crassocephalum crepidioides
Tropicos: Crassocephalum crepidioides
West African Plants database: Crassocephalum crepidioides

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: Crassocephalum crepidioides., retrieved 26 October 2016

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