Athrixia rosmarinifolia (Sch. Bip. ex Walp.) Oliv. & Hiern
var. rosmarinifolia

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Athrixia rosmarinifolia var. rosmarinifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba road opposite Prince of Wales View, Mutare

Athrixia rosmarinifolia var. rosmarinifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba road opposite Prince of Wales View, Mutare

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Common names: Manica daisy (English)
Status: Native
Bushy perennial, up to c. 1 m tall. Leaves spirally arranged along the stems, linear up to c. 2 cm long, grey-green. Capitula c. 1.2 mm in diameter in lax branched terminal inflorescences. Ray-florets pale to deep mauve; disk-florets yellow to reddish-brown.
Derivation of specific name: rosmarinifolia: leaves like the herb rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Habitat: Occurring in Brachystegia woodland and rank grassland on rocky hillsides.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1900 m
Flowering time:Jul - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Ethiopia, Sudan, DRC, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
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Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 176 - 177. (Includes a picture).

Beentje, H.J. (ed.) (2002). Compositae (Part 2) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 455 - 456. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 8. As Athrixia rosmarinifolia

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 23.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 28.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 138, plate 179

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 50.

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Flora of Malawi: Athrixia rosmarinifolia var. rosmarinifolia
Flora of Mozambique: Athrixia rosmarinifolia var. rosmarinifolia
Flora of Zambia: Athrixia rosmarinifolia var. rosmarinifolia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Athrixia rosmarinifolia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Athrixia rosmarinifolia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Athrixia rosmarinifolia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Athrixia rosmarinifolia
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iNaturalist: Athrixia rosmarinifolia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Athrixia rosmarinifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Athrixia rosmarinifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Athrixia rosmarinifolia
Plants of the World Online: Athrixia rosmarinifolia
Tropicos: Athrixia rosmarinifolia
Wikipedia: Athrixia rosmarinifolia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Athrixia rosmarinifolia var. rosmarinifolia., retrieved 22 May 2024

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