Neojeffreya decurrens (L.) Cabrera

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Neojeffreya decurrens

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Gardens, Harare

Neojeffreya decurrens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Neojeffreya decurrens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Synonyms: Conyza decurrens L.
Pterocaulon decurrens (L.) S. Moore
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Probably introduced
Slender erect annual or biennial herb, up to 50 cm but often flowering in very small depauperate form. Capitula small (2-5mm) in leaf axils in dense clusters; florets white, often with purple tips.
Derivation of specific name: decurrens: decurrent, running down (e.g. leaf bases running down the stem as wings).
Habitat: A weed of lawns, gardens, cultivation and roadsides.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1710 m
Flowering time:Jul - Sept
Worldwide distribution: Native in Madagascar, probably introduced in Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
Growth form(s): Annual, biennial.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 11 April 2012

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 27.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 32.

Wild, H. (1980). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area, 12. Inuleae (continued). Kirkia 12(1) Pages 37 - 38. as Pterocaulon decurrens

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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: Neojeffreya decurrens., retrieved 2 June 2023

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