Felicia welwitschii (Hiern) Grau

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Felicia welwitschii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr end of dam wall, Cleveland Dam

Felicia welwitschii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr end of dam wall, Cleveland Dam

Felicia welwitschii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr end of dam wall, Cleveland Dam

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Synonyms: Erigeron welwitschii Hiern
Felicia barbellata S. Moore
Felicia eylesii S. Moore
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Erect annual or perennial herb, usually up to 50 cm, rarely taller. Leaves opposite lower on the stem, alternate higher up, greyish-green, often with a reddish tinge, linear to lanceolate, rough to the touch. Capitula several, c. 5 mm in diameter on long glandular peduncles. Ray florets white to pink, turning deep purple-red when old; disk-florets yellow.
Derivation of specific name: welwitschii: named after the Austrian botanist, Friedrich Martin Welwitsch (1806-1872)
Habitat: In sandy open woodland.
Altitude range: (metres)
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C
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Images last updated: Saturday 5 August 2006

Grau, J. & Lippert, W. (1980). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area, 11. Astereae (continued). Kirkia 12(1) Pages 8 - 9.

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.

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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: Felicia welwitschii.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=158830, retrieved 19 May 2024

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