Erlangea misera (Oliv. & Hiern) S. Moore

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Erlangea misera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambezi River, Zambezi National Park.

Erlangea misera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambezi River, Zambezi National Park.

Erlangea misera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambezi River, Zambezi National Park.

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Synonyms: Bothriocline misera (Oliv. & Hiern) O.Hoffm.
Bothriocline schinzii (O. Hoffm.) O. Hoffm.
Erlangea schinzii O. Hoffm.
Erlangea sessilifolia R.E. Fr.
Vernonia merenskiana Dinter ex Merxm.
Vernonia misera Oliv. & Hiern
Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Slender or much-branched annual or short-lived perennial herb, up to 1 m. Stems strongly ribbed and glandular hairy. Leaves alternate, sessile, elliptic to ovate-oblong; margin serrate. Capitula many, disk florets only, dark mauve to purple.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: On sandbanks near rivers, on floodplains, in pans and on woodland and grassland on Kalahari sand.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and northern Cape, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Thursday 11 February 2016

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 31.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 30. (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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 30.

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Pages 160 - 162. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 33.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 199.

Wild, H. & Pope, G.V. (1977). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 7. Vernonieae (excluding Vernonia). Kirkia 10(2) Pages 362 - 363.

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Flora of Botswana: Erlangea misera
Flora of Caprivi: Erlangea misera
Flora of Mozambique: Erlangea misera
Flora of Zambia: Erlangea misera

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Erlangea misera
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Erlangea misera
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Erlangea misera
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Erlangea misera
JSTOR Plant Science: Erlangea misera
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Erlangea misera
Plants of the World Online: Erlangea misera
Tropicos: Erlangea misera
Wikipedia: Erlangea misera

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: Species information: Erlangea misera., retrieved 2 March 2024

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