Calostephane divaricata Benth.

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Calostephane divaricata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Tuli to Hwali River bridge

Calostephane divaricata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Tuli to Hwali River bridge

Calostephane divaricata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Tuli to Hwali River bridge

Calostephane divaricata

Photo: Anneline Hill
By road to Mana Pools

Calostephane divaricata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Runde Viewpoint near Chipinda Pools, Gonarezhou National Park.

Calostephane divaricata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Runde Viewpoint near Chipinda Pools, Gonarezhou National Park.

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Synonyms: Calostephane eylesii Thell.
Calostephane foliosa Klatt
Calostephane schinzii O. Hoffm.
Calostephane setosa Alston
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Branched annual herb, up to c. 1 m. Leaves alternate, ovate, lanceolate to almost linear, up to 11 × 2.5 cm, thinly textured, 3-veined from near the base, finely velvety to almost hairless; base tapering into a winged petiole, sometimes decurrent along the upper branches; margin dentate to almost entire. Capitula terminal on the branches, yellow. Involucral bracts 1-2-seriate, linear-lanceolate, up to 6 mm long, covered with somewhat hooked hairs. Ray-florets spreading, oblong-elliptic, 3-toothed at the apex.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: divaricata: widely spreading or divergent
Habitat: In dry open Mopane-Acacia woodland, often on poor rocky soils.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, South Africa as far as KwaZulu-Natal.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 31 May 2015
Literature:

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 30.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 207. (Includes a picture).

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 24.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 29.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 34. (Includes a picture).

Roodt, V. (2011). Wild flowers, Waterplants and Grasses of the Okavango Delta and Kalahari "Did You Know" nature series Struik Nature for Veronica Roodt Publications Page 45. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 31.

van der Walt, R. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Limpopo Valley Retha van der Walt, Musina, South Africa Page 105. (Includes a picture).

Wild, H. (1980). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area, 12. Inuleae (continued). Kirkia 12(1) Pages 48 - 50.


Other sources of information about Calostephane divaricata:

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Flora of Botswana: Calostephane divaricata
Flora of Caprivi: Calostephane divaricata
Flora of Malawi: Calostephane divaricata
Flora of Mozambique: Calostephane divaricata
Flora of Zambia: Calostephane divaricata

External websites:

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


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: Calostephane divaricata.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=160050, retrieved 23 October 2018

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