Laggera crispata (Vahl) Hepper & J.R.I. Wood

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Laggera crispata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Laggera crispata

Photo: Mark Hyde
Harava Dam

Laggera crispata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road to Engwa, Himalayas

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Synonyms: Blumea alata sensu auctt. non (D.Don) DC.
Blumea crispata (Vahl) Merxm.
Blumea pterodonta DC.
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Stout annual much-branched herb up to 2 m tall; stems and main branches often distinctly winged. Inflorescence in a large lax panicle, the involucral bracts with pointed scales; capitula pink. The whole plant is covered in sticky glands.
Notes: A winter-flowering species.
Derivation of specific name: crispata: closely waved, curled
Habitat: A widespread species of various types of open woodland, also as a weed of cultivation and disturbed land.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:May - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Throughout tropical Africa and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 10 March 2007

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 101.

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 36.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 23.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 32. (Includes a picture).

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 23. as Blumea crispata

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 35.

Wild, H. (1968-9). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 2. Inuleae (in part). Kirkia 7(1) Pages 130 - 131. as Blumea alata

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Flora of Botswana: Laggera crispata
Flora of Malawi: Laggera crispata
Flora of Mozambique: Laggera crispata
Flora of Zambia: Laggera crispata

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Laggera crispata
African Plant Database: Laggera crispata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Laggera crispata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Laggera crispata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Laggera crispata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Laggera crispata
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Laggera crispata
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Laggera crispata
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Laggera crispata
JSTOR Plant Science: Laggera crispata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Laggera crispata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Laggera crispata
Plants of the World Online: Laggera crispata
Tropicos: Laggera crispata
Wikipedia: Laggera crispata

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Laggera crispata., retrieved 29 March 2023

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