Nidorella welwitschii S. Moore

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Nidorella welwitschii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Main rd near Headlands.

Nidorella welwitschii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Main rd near Headlands.

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Synonyms: Conyza apiculata Hutch. & Moss
Conyza ruwenzoriensis (S. Moore) R.E. Fr.
Conyza welwitschii (S. Moore) Wild
Marsea ruwensoriensis S. Moore
Microglossa angolensis Oliv. & Hiern var. linearifolia O. Hoffm.
Nidorella linearifolia (O. Hoffm.) O. Hoffm.
Nidorella solidaginea sensu Hiern
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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Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Uganda, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
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Beentje, H.J. (ed.) (2002). Compositae (Part 2) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 503 - 505. As Conyza welwitschii and C. ruwenzoriensis

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. As Conyza welwitschii

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

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. As Conyza welwitschii

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

Wild, H. (1975). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 4. Astereae. Kirkia 10(1) Pages 45 - 47. As Conyza welwitschii

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

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Flora of Malawi: Nidorella welwitschii
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Flora of Zambia: Nidorella welwitschii

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Nidorella welwitschii
African Plant Database: Nidorella welwitschii
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Nidorella welwitschii
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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: Nidorella welwitschii., retrieved 25 May 2024

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