Berkheya setifera DC.

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Berkheya setifera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chimanimani Village

Berkheya setifera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chimanimani Village

Berkheya setifera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chimanimani Village

Berkheya setifera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chimanimani Village

Berkheya setifera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chimanimani Village

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Synonyms: Berkheya setifera DC. var. tropica S. Moore
Crocodilodes setiferum (DC.) Kuntze
Common names:
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Robust, perennial herb, up to 1.2 m tall. Stems annual, branched in the upper part, thinly covered in cobweb-like hairs. Leaves mainly basal, with some smaller leaves along the stem, oblanceolate to obovate, up to 45 cm long, upper surface and margins densely set with straw-coloured spiny bristles, 2-7 mm long, longest at the apices of the marginal teeth; lower surface hairy like the stems; lamina base clasping the stems. Capitula terminal 3-6 cm in diameter, solitary on the stems and branches or rarely several more or less clustered, bright yellow; ray-florets 12-20 mm long; disk-florets numerous.
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Habitat: In submontane grassland, bracken scrub and along road sides.
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Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland and Mpumalanga, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Tuesday 13 March 2012
Literature:

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Page 242.

Roessler, H. (1975). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca Area, 5 Subtribe Gorteriinae. Kirkia 10(1) Pages 77 - 78.


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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 setifera.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=161810, retrieved 27 July 2016

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