Conyza tigrensis Oliv. & Hiern

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Conyza tigrensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Dam 2, Nyika National Park

Conyza tigrensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Dam 2, Nyika National Park

Conyza tigrensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Dam 2, Nyika National Park

Conyza tigrensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Dam 2, Nyika National Park

Conyza tigrensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Dam 2, Nyika National Park

Conyza tigrensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Dam 2, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Conyza hochstetteri Sch. Bip. ex A. Rich. var. silvestris Vatke
Conyza hochstetteri Sch. Bip. ex A. Rich. var. pratensis Vatke
Conyza tigrensis Oliv. & Hiern var. sylvestris (Vatke) Engl.
Conyza tigrensis Oliv. & Hiern var. erythrolepis Chiov.
Conyza tigrensis Oliv. & Hiern var. pratensis (Vatke) Engl.
Erigeron echioides Sch. Bip.
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Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial herb, up to 1.3 m high. Stem ribbed, thinly hairy. Leaves ovate to ovate-oblong or lanceolate, upper sessile, clasping the stem, lower petiolate, 20-150 mm long, thinly hairy or hairless, midrib and veins paler beneath; margin broadly toothed or subentire. Inflorescence terminal or in the axils of upper bracts, of numerous, more or less densely congested capitula. Involucre bracts, elliptic- to lanceolate-oblong, green or more or less crimson or purple, hairless. Florets yellow, without ligules on the ray-florets. Achenes pale, shining, with few appressed microscopic hairs. Pappus white.
Notes: This species is listed in Mapaura & Timberlake: 24 (Sabonet report 33, 2004) for Division C but its occurrence as an indigenous plant in Zimbabwe is highly doubtful.
Derivation of specific name: tigrensis: of Tigray in Ethiopia.
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.
Zimbabwe distribution: C
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Images last updated: Wednesday 3 April 2019
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 89.

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 29.

Wild, H. (1975). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 4. Astereae. Kirkia 10(1) Pages 59 - 60.


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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 tigrensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159020, retrieved 19 April 2019

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