Emilia coccinea (Sims) G. Don

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Emilia coccinea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tiger Kloof, Mutare

Emilia coccinea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd, before Westaway

Emilia coccinea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Edge of Aberfoyle Golf course

Emilia coccinea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Edge of Aberfoyle Golf course

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Synonyms: Emilia javanica sensu Agnew
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Erect glaucous annual herb to 1 m. Stems and leaves slightly succulent, often purplish, especially below. Leaves sessile: lamina up to 20 × 6 cm, lanceolate to oblong, sparsely hairy and glabrescent; base amplexicaul; apex acute; margin with scattered minute teeth. Calyculus 0. Capitula c. 12 mm across (including the rays), orange or red; base 3-5 mm across. Phyllaries 9 mm, c. 8-9, equal in 1 series. Rays 0.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: coccinea: scarlet, although the flowers can often be bright orange
Habitat: In sandy and rocky woodland or margins of forest, often in disturbed areas.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Saturday 12 November 2005
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 166 - 167. (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 93.


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African Plant Database: Emilia coccinea
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Emilia coccinea
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West African Plants database: Emilia coccinea


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: Emilia coccinea.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=161520, retrieved 7 December 2016

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