Berkheya zeyheri (Sond. & Harv.) Oliv. & Hiern

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Berkheya zeyheri

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Bunga Views, Vumba

Berkheya zeyheri

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Bunga Views, Vumba

Berkheya zeyheri

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Bridal Veil Falls, Chimanimani

Berkheya zeyheri

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Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

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Synonyms: Crocodilodes zeyheri (Oliv. & Hiern) Kuntze
Stobaea zeyheri Sond. & Harv.
Common names: Woodland sun daisy (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Erect annual stems, up to 60 cm, arising from a perennial rootstock. Leaves linear with spinescent bristles along the margins and at the apex. Capitula terminal, solitary, 4-6cm in diameter, yellow. Involucral bracts numerous and bristly.
Notes: Subsp. zeyheri and subsp. rehmannii are not recorded separately. Intermediates between these two subspp. have been recorded from division N (H. Rössler in Kirkia 10-1: 73-99, 1975).
Derivation of specific name: zeyheri: named after Carl Zeyher, 1799 - 1858, a German naturalist
Habitat: It is mainly found in Brachystegia woodland but also in montane grassland, particularly on granite and dolerite.
Altitude range: (metres) 1200 - 2100 m
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania southwards to South Africa and Swaziland
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 162 - 163. (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 82. as Berkheya zeyheri zeyheri (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 29.

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 426 - 427. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 23.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 140, plates 182 & 183

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Pages 244 - 246. (Includes a picture).

Roessler, H. (1975). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca Area, 5 Subtribe Gorteriinae. Kirkia 10(1) Pages 81 - 84. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 50.

Van Wyk, B. & Malan, S. (1988). Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Witwatersrand and Pretoria Region Struik, Cape Town Pages 98 - 99. (Includes a picture).


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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Berkheya zeyheri., retrieved 22 October 2016

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