Cineraria mazoensis S. Moore
var. mazoensis

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Cineraria mazoensis var. mazoensis

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Near Domboshawa Cave

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Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Annual herb to 30 cm. Stems white woolly-tomentose, especially below. Leaves up to 10 × 6 cm, but often much smaller, variable, simple and palmately lobed (the lobes themselves lobed or dentate) or lyrate-pinnatifid, auriculate, green above, markedly white woolly-tomentose beneath. Inflorescence branched, laxly corymbose. Flowers yellow. Capitula 5-7 mm; ray florets present, yellow. Achenes black, flattened, hairy.
Derivation of specific name: mazoensis: of the Mazoe area in northern Zimbabwe, where the type specimen was found
Habitat: In the shade of trees or rocks near the summit of rocky hills.
Altitude range: (metres) 600 - 1600 m
Flowering time:Apr - Jun
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
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Images last updated: Saturday 1 November 2008

Cron, G.V., Balkwill, K. & Knox, E.B. (2006). A revision of the genus Cineraria (Asteraceae, Senecioneae) Kew Bulletin 61 Pages 508 - 509. (Includes a picture).

Cron, G.V., Balkwill, K. & Knox, E.B. (2006). Two new species and a variety of Cineraria (Asteraceae) from tropical Africa Kew Bulletin 61 Pages 171 - 172. (Includes a picture).


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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: Cineraria mazoensis var. mazoensis., retrieved 27 October 2016

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