Conyza limosa O. Hoffm.

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Conyza limosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, below dam

Conyza limosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, below dam

Conyza limosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, below dam

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Synonyms: Conyza mildbraedii (Muschler) Robyns
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Perennial herb with fibrous roots. Two types of stems grow from the rootstock: main stems erect, unbranched, up to 90 cm tall; additional stems prostrate, stoloniferous, producing numerous flowering branches. Basal leaves and those of prostate stems, narrowly oblanceolate or elliptic, subpetiolate with serrate margins and acutely mucronate apices; leaves on erect stems progressively smaller, sessile, margins subentire to serrulate. Inflorescence with long branches, capitula hemispherical, yellow, involucral bracts green.
Derivation of specific name: limosa: muddy, living on mud
Habitat: A species of wet, marshy places in grassland.
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: C
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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 87.

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 24.

Wild, H. (1975). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 4. Astereae. Kirkia 10(1) Pages 56 - 58.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Conyza limosa
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Conyza limosa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Conyza limosa
The Plant List (version 1.1): Conyza limosa
Tropicos: Conyza limosa

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Conyza limosa., retrieved 17 January 2019

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