Felicia clavipilosa Grau
subsp. clavipilosa

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Felicia clavipilosa subsp. clavipilosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
66, Duncan Rd, Suburbs, Bulawayo

Felicia clavipilosa subsp. clavipilosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
66, Duncan Rd, Suburbs, Bulawayo

Felicia clavipilosa subsp. clavipilosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
66, Duncan Rd, Suburbs, Bulawayo

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Status: Native
Much-branched erect perennial herb, up to 60 cm. Leaves alternate, sessile, lanceolate to oblanceolate, up to 50 × 3.5 mm, with appressed rough hairs or glandular. Capitula solitary at the ends of branches on peduncles up to 2 cm long, covered with rough stalked glands. Involucral bracts 3-4-seriate, greenish, outer shortest, with roughish glands; inner up to 3.5 mm long. Ray-florets c. 25, pale mauve, 5.5 × 1 mm. Disk-florets numerous, yellow. See subsp. transvaalensis for comparison.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In grassland and open woodland, often in disturbed areas.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1400 m (approx)
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,S
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Images last updated: Sunday 30 March 2008

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 17.

Grau, J. & Lippert, W. (1980). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area, 11. Astereae (continued). Kirkia 12(1) Page 3.

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.

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

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Flora of Botswana: Felicia clavipilosa subsp. clavipilosa
Flora of Zambia: Felicia clavipilosa subsp. clavipilosa

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Felicia clavipilosa subsp. clavipilosa.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=158790, retrieved 5 October 2023

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