Pseudogynoxys chenopodioides (Kunth) Cabrera

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Synonyms: Senecio confusus Britten
Common names: Mexican flame vine (English)
Description: Herbaceous climber. Leaves petiolate; lamina 5-8 × 2.5-5 cm, lanceolate, slightly fleshy; base truncate or weakly cordate; margins dentate. Capitula 2-6 in terminal corymbiform cymes; peduncle 2-5 cm long. Disc florets yellow. Rays 2-2.5 cm long, elliptical, orange; apex notched. Achenes c. 4 mm long, turbinate. Pappus of numerous white bristles, 5-7 mm long.
Derivation of specific name: chenopodioides: from Greek chen meaning goose, podion a little foot and -oides, resembling, hence ‘resembling goosefoot’ referring to the plant's leaf shape.
Flowering time:Nov
Worldwide distribution: Mexico, Central and South America.
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pseudogynoxys chenopodioides
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Pseudogynoxys chenopodioides
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pseudogynoxys chenopodioides
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pseudogynoxys chenopodioides
Plants of the World Online: Pseudogynoxys chenopodioides
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Wikipedia: Pseudogynoxys chenopodioides

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: Pseudogynoxys chenopodioides., retrieved 4 March 2024

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