Litogyne gariepina (DC.) Anderb.

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Litogyne gariepina

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyanga to Mutare Rd nr Grange Rd turnoff

Litogyne gariepina

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyanga to Mutare Rd nr Grange Rd turnoff

Litogyne gariepina

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Sinamatella to Mandavu Dam, Hwange NP

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Synonyms: Epaltes alata (Sond.) Steetz
Epaltes gariepina (DC.) Steetz
Epaltes umbelliformis (Sond.) Steetz var. serratifolia Steetz
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Aromatic and glandular, bushy perennial herb, up to 1 m. Leaves sessile, small, linear-oblong to narrowly lanceolate; margins entire to serrate. Capitula in terminal umbel-like clusters. Flowers purple with filiform female florets on the outside.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Around the edges of pans and vleis, in grassland, on riverbanks and roadsides and in cultivated land.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical and Southern Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 24 January 2006

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 29. as Epaltes alata (Includes a picture).

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

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 199. As Epaltes gariepina

Wild, H. (1980). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area, 12. Inuleae (continued). Kirkia 12(1) Pages 35 - 36. As Epaltes gariepina

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Flora of Botswana: Litogyne gariepina
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Flora of Malawi: Litogyne gariepina
Flora of Mozambique: Litogyne gariepina
Flora of Zambia: Litogyne gariepina

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Litogyne gariepina
African Plant Database: Litogyne gariepina
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Litogyne gariepina
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Litogyne gariepina
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JSTOR Plant Science: Litogyne gariepina
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Litogyne gariepina
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Litogyne gariepina
The Plant List (version 1.1): Litogyne gariepina
Tropicos: Litogyne gariepina

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: Litogyne gariepina., retrieved 26 April 2018

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