Sphaeranthus angolensis O. Hoffm.

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Synonyms: Sphaeranthus senegalensis sensu Ross-Craig
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Status: Native
Erect or suberect branching herb, up to 70 cm tall. Branches winged, up to 2 mm wide, variously hairy, mucronate-dentate along the margins, rarely almost entire. Leaves up to 5 × 1.8 cm, shortly bristly hairy; base decurrent into the wings; margin bristly dentate. Glomerules on hairy, narrowly winged peduncles, terminal or in the upper leaf axils, ellipsoid when mature, up to 7 × 14 mm. See S. gazaensis for comparison.
Derivation of specific name: angolensis: of Angola
Habitat: In vleis
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,E,S
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Wild, H. (1980). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area, 12. Inuleae (continued). Kirkia 12(1) Pages 101 - 102.


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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: Sphaeranthus angolensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159260, retrieved 24 February 2018

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