Dicoma schinzii O. Hoffm.

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Dicoma schinzii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bembesi Forest Land, by main road from Hwange to Bulawayo

Dicoma schinzii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bembesi Forest Land, by main road from Hwange to Bulawayo

Dicoma schinzii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bembesi Forest Land, by main road from Hwange to Bulawayo

Dicoma schinzii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bembesi Forest Land, by main road from Hwange to Bulawayo

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Synonyms: Dicoma arenicola Muschl. ex Dinter
Dicoma lanata Muschl. ex Dinter
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Status: Native
Description:
Low spreading perennial herb, up to 60 cm wide or 25 cm tall, growing from a woody taproot. Stems annual, 1-several, branched, covered in brownish or greyish felt-like hairs. Leaves more or less broadly elliptic, covered in greyish felt-like hairs, more densely so below, often also with conspicuous brownish hairs on the margin and veins below. Capitula terminal and axillary, with green involucres bearing spreading straw-coloured spiny bristles. Florets whitish or reddish-tinged. Pappus of numerous bristly straw-coloured setae, up to 11 mm long.
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Habitat: Occurring in various types of dry open deciduous woodland or grassland, often on Kalahari sand.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Freestate and Northern Cape, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,S
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Images last updated: Sunday 31 January 2010
Literature:

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 118. (Includes a picture).

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Pages 40 - 41.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 32.

Wild, H. (1972). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 3. Mutisieae. Kirkia 8(2) Pages 185 - 186.


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West African Plants database: Dicoma schinzii


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: Dicoma schinzii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=161940, retrieved 27 July 2016

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