Berkheya radula (Harv.) De Wild.

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Berkheya radula

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ballantyne Park, Harare

Berkheya radula

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ballantyne Park, Harare

Berkheya radula

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ballantyne Park, Harare

Berkheya radula

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ballantyne Park, Harare

Berkheya radula

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ballantyne Park, Harare

Berkheya radula

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Zvishavane - Mbalabala road

Berkheya radula

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Zvishavane - Mbalabala road

Berkheya radula

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Zvishavane - Mbalabala road

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Synonyms: Berkheya adlamii Hook. f.
Stobaea radula Harv.
Common names: Sun daisy (English)
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Robust, prickly perennial herb, up to 1 m. Stems annual, simple or branched in the upper part, covered in irregular spiny wings and glandular hairs. Leaves mainly in a basal rosette, linear-elliptic, green and rough above, covered in white felt below. The margins are coarsely serrulate-dentate with spines on the apices of the teeth and smaller spines in between. Capitula terminal, solitary on the stems and branches, ray-florets yellow; disk-florets darker orange-yellow. Involucral bracts spiny.
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Habitat: In Acacia woodland and wooded grassland, on flood-plains, river banks and vleis, often on alluvial black soil. Also in disturbed areas.
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Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Thursday 31 August 2006
Literature:

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1982). Transvaal Wild Flowers. Macmillan, Johannesburg. Pages 266 - 267. (Includes a picture).

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Page 424. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 131. (Includes a picture).

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Page 241.

Rössler, H. (1975). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 5. Subtribe: Gorteriinae. Kirkia 10(1) Page 85.

Roessler, H. (1975). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca Area, 5 Subtribe Gorteriinae. Kirkia 10(1) Pages 85 - 86.

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

Van Wyk, B. & Malan, S. (1988). Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Witwatersrand and Pretoria Region Struik, Cape Town Page 98. (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: Berkheya radula.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=161800, retrieved 1 October 2016

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