Pseudoconyza viscosa (Mill.) D'Arcy

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Pseudoconyza viscosa

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Pseudoconyza viscosa

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Pseudoconyza viscosa

Photo: David Hartung
Near offices, Hippo Pools

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Synonyms: Blumea aurita (L.f.) DC.
Blumea viscosa (Mill.) V.M. Badillo
Conyza aurita L.f.
Conyza viscosa Mill.
Laggera aurita (L.f.) Sch. Bip. ex C.B. Clarke
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Status: Native or possibly introduced
Aromatic, sticky herb to 60 cm tall. Stems interruptedly winged. Leaves up to c. 10 × 3 cm, usually much smaller; lowermost obovate or elliptic, sessile or with a winged petiole, coarsely serrate, sometimes pinnatifid, membranous; cauline obovate, coarsely toothed to pinnatifid; base sessile with narrowly ovate auricles. Inflorescence a lax terminal panicle. Peduncles slender, straight, not arching over. Capitula c. 0.8 cm long. Outer female florets whitish with pinkish-purple tips; inner bisexual florets pinkish-purple.
Derivation of specific name: viscosa: viscid, sticky
Habitat: Usually in moist places, such as riverine vegetation, but also a weed of cultivation and invader of bare ground.
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Worldwide distribution: A widespread species in the tropics and subtropics
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 29.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 35. (Includes a picture).

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

Wild, H. (1968-9). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 2. Inuleae (in part). Kirkia 7(1) Pages 128 - 129. as Blumea aurita

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pseudoconyza viscosa
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pseudoconyza viscosa
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pseudoconyza viscosa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pseudoconyza viscosa
The Plant List (version 1.1): Pseudoconyza viscosa
Tropicos: Pseudoconyza viscosa

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Pseudoconyza viscosa., retrieved 18 March 2018

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