Centratherum punctatum Cass.
subsp. punctatum

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Centratherum punctatum subsp. punctatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mutore School, Vumba

Centratherum punctatum subsp. punctatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mutore School, Vumba

Centratherum punctatum subsp. punctatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Staff compound, Aberfoyle Lodge, Honde Valley

Centratherum punctatum subsp. punctatum

Photo: Mark Hyde
Fleetwood Road, Old Alexandra Park, Harare

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Synonyms: Centratherum intermedium Lessing
Centratherum violaceum (Schrank) Gleason
Common names: Brazilian bachelor's button (English)
Description: Erect herb or small subshrub to 50 cm tall. Leaves lanceolate to ovate or obovate, 1.5-5 cm long, glandular-punctate on both surfaces; margin serrate. Involucre broadly hemispheric; outer phyllaries leaf-like, curved and spreading; inner scarious in 4-6 rows, spinescent. Florets purple, 5-lobed.
Derivation of specific name: punctatum: marked with dots or translucent glands, referring to the leaves.
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Worldwide distribution: West Indies, Central and South America.
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Image last updated: Wednesday 14 June 2006

CABI (2020). Invasive Species Compendium. Wallingford , UK: CAB International. www.cabi.org/isc

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Centratherum punctatum subsp. punctatum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Centratherum punctatum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Centratherum punctatum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Centratherum punctatum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Centratherum punctatum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Centratherum punctatum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Centratherum punctatum
JSTOR Plant Science: Centratherum punctatum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Centratherum punctatum
Plants of the World Online: Centratherum punctatum
Tropicos: Centratherum punctatum
Wikipedia: Centratherum punctatum

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: Centratherum punctatum subsp. punctatum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=163540, retrieved 14 April 2024

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