Sphaeranthus similis Kers

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Status: Native
Erect herb, up to 30 cm tall. Stems mostly simple, rarely branched, more or less without wings, hairless. Leaves concentrated near the upper parts of the stems, up to 10 × 2.5 cm, narrowly oblong-obovate, hairless; margin sparsely mucronate-dentate. Glomerules solitary or clustered near the base of the stems, ovoid.
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Habitat: Occurring in wet soils along the margins of pans.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: W
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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 28.

Wild, H. (1980). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area, 12. Inuleae (continued). Kirkia 12(1) Pages 112 - 113.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Sphaeranthus similis
African Plant Database: Sphaeranthus similis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Sphaeranthus similis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Sphaeranthus similis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Sphaeranthus similis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Sphaeranthus similis
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JSTOR Plant Science: Sphaeranthus similis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sphaeranthus similis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Sphaeranthus similis
Plants of the World Online: Sphaeranthus similis
Tropicos: Sphaeranthus similis
Wikipedia: Sphaeranthus similis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Sphaeranthus similis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159320, retrieved 24 January 2022

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