Erigeron karvinskianus DC.

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Erigeron karvinskianus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba Botanic Garden, upper rd

Erigeron karvinskianus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba Botanic Garden, upper rd

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Synonyms: Erigeron mucronatus DC.
Common names: Mexican fleabane (English)
Description: Decumbent, branching, sparsely pubescent, perennial herb to 50 cm. Leaves subsessile; lamina up to 3 × 1.5 cm, 3-5-lobed, narrowly ovate, becoming smaller and narrower and less lobed above, sparsely pilose or glabrescent. Capitula c.8 mm wide, hemispheric. Phyllaries 4 mm, c. 2-seriate. Rays white, pink outside, up to 5 mm. Achenes 1-1.5 mm, ellipsoid, pilose. Pappus c. 2.5 mm.
Notes: A species of cooler, higher-rainfall areas, most frequent in the Eastern Highlands.
Derivation of specific name: karvinskianus: after Baron Wilhelm Friedrich Karwinski von Karwin (Karvin) (1780-1855), Hungarian-born German naturalist and plant collector in Brazil and Mexico.
Flowering time:All year
Worldwide distribution: Probably native to Mexico but widely naturalized in the New World and many tropical islands.
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 93. (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 25.

Wild, H. (1975). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 4. Astereae. Kirkia 10(1) Pages 34 - 35.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Erigeron karvinskianus., retrieved 20 May 2024

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