Athrixia rosmarinifolia (Sch. Bip.) Oliv. & Hiern
var. foliosa (S. Moore) Kroner

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Athrixia rosmarinifolia var. foliosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Athrixia rosmarinifolia var. foliosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Athrixia rosmarinifolia var. foliosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Athrixia rosmarinifolia var. foliosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Athrixia foliosa S. Moore
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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb or small shrub, up to 1.2 m high; stems greyish hairy and glandular. Leaves sessile, linear to lanceolate, densely white woolly beneath, thinly so and glandular above when young; margin rolled under. Capitula solitary or few together, all together forming extensive terminal heads. Involucre green with dark tips. Ray florets mauve pink or purple; disc florets golden yellow.
Notes: This variety differs from var. rosmarinifolia by the much larger leaves.
Derivation of specific name: rosmarinifolia: leaves like the herb rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis);
foliosa: leafy, referring to the much larger leaves in this variety.
Habitat: In montane grassland.
Altitude range: (metres)
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Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Wednesday 5 September 2018
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 82. (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 29. As Athrixia foliosa

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.


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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Athrixia rosmarinifolia
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Athrixia rosmarinifolia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Athrixia rosmarinifolia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Athrixia rosmarinifolia
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Athrixia rosmarinifolia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Athrixia rosmarinifolia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Athrixia rosmarinifolia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Athrixia rosmarinifolia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Athrixia rosmarinifolia
Ispot Southern Africa: Athrixia rosmarinifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Athrixia rosmarinifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Athrixia rosmarinifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Athrixia rosmarinifolia
The Plant List (version 1.1): Athrixia rosmarinifolia
Tropicos: Athrixia rosmarinifolia


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: Athrixia rosmarinifolia var. foliosa.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=160000, retrieved 26 September 2018

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