Conyza welwitschii (S. Moore) Wild

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Conyza welwitschii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Main rd near Headlands.

Conyza welwitschii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Main rd near Headlands.

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Synonyms: Nidorella welwitschii S. Moore
Common names: Ruzambu (Shona) Yellow fleabane (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Erect perennial herb, up to 1.3 m. Stems and leaves covered in grey indumentum. Leaves linear with margins rolled, entire or with a few wide-spaced teeth. Inflorescence branched, terminal; capitula bright yellow with numerous needle-like ray-florets.
Derivation of specific name: welwitschii: named after the Austrian botanist, Friedrich Martin Welwitsch (1806-1872)
Habitat: In wet, marshy areas of grassland.
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Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
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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 89.

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 16.

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 45 - 47.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 88.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Conyza welwitschii., retrieved 25 October 2020

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