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)
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Introduced; probably native of Mexico, the Antilles and C America.
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: probably after Baron Wilhelm Friedrich Karwinski von Karwin (Karvin) (1780-1855), Hungarian-born German naturalist and plant collector in Brazil and Mexico.
Habitat: On road banks and along forest edges, sometimes on walls.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:All year
Worldwide distribution: Probably native to Mexico but widely naturalized in the New World and many tropical islands.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
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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).

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

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Erigeron karvinskianus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Erigeron karvinskianus
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Erigeron karvinskianus., retrieved 20 May 2018

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