Crepis hypochaeridea (DC.) Thell.

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Crepis hypochaeridea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common bridge

Crepis hypochaeridea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common bridge

Crepis hypochaeridea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common bridge

Crepis hypochaeridea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Silver Mist cottage, near Troutbeck

Crepis hypochaeridea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Silver Mist cottage, near Troutbeck

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Synonyms: Anisoramphus hypochoerideus DC.
Crepis bumbensis Hiern
Crepis chirindica S. Moore
Crepis congoensis Babcock
Crepis simulans S. Moore
Common names:
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Probably native
Description:
Erect perennial herb to 50 cm. Stems simple or sparingly branched. Leaves numerous, mostly in a basal rosette; lamina up to c. 10 × 1.5 cm, linear-oblanceolate to oblanceolate, glabrous to hispid or glandular-setose; margin sinuate-denticulate to recurved dentate. Phyllaries glabrous or pubescent and glandular-setose, the setae sometimes up to 1.5 mm and black. Achenes 7-10 mm (including the 1.5-4 mm beak), fusiform or subterete, brown, ripening to a bright orange-red, evenly ribbed, the ribs antrorsely muricate. Pappus c.5 mm.
Notes: Similar to the introduced weed Hypochaeris radicata which can be distinguished by the somewhat larger flowerheads with 3 to 4 whorls of involucral bracts and the basal leaves deeply pinnately lobed.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: A pyrophyte, usually in seasonally wet grassland and on roadsides.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Aug - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Nigeria, Cameroon, DRC, Angola, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 23 July 2015
Literature:

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 24.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 29.

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Pages 210 - 212.

Van Wyk, B. & Malan, S. (1988). Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Witwatersrand and Pretoria Region Struik, Cape Town Pages 118 - 119. (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: Crepis hypochaeridea.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=162230, retrieved 25 May 2016

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