Conyza gouanii (L.) Willd.

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Conyza gouanii

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Car park, Vumba Botanic Garden

Conyza gouanii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Synonyms: Conyza hochstetteri Sch. Bip. ex A. Rich.
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Erect perennial herb, up to 60 cm. One to three stems, simple or branched growing from a rootstock. Stems densely pilose, purplish. Leaves elliptic to oblanceolate, larger leaves around the base subpetiolate, smaller leaves higher on the stems sessile. Margins may be serrate towards the apex. Inflorescences dense to lax, terminal or axillary in the upper bracts. Capitula yellow with light green involucral bracts.
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Habitat: A species of moist situations along roadsides vleis and stream banks, often found in shaded situations.
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Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
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Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 10.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 52.

Wild, H. (1975). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 4. Astereae. Kirkia 10(1) Pages 60 - 62.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Conyza gouanii
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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: Conyza gouanii., retrieved 21 April 2018

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