Philyrophyllum schinzii O. Hoffm.

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Synonyms: Pulicaria zimbabwensis S. Moore
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Status: Native
Shrubby, somewhat straggling perennial herb, up to 2 m tall, most parts with whitish glandular hairs. Leaves alternate, roughly obovate-obtriangular in outline, up to c. 4 × 2.7 cm, 3-veined from the base, glandular hairy on both surfaces; margin very coarsely and irregularly toothed, running down the petiole. Capitula in lax, terminal heads, surrounded by leafy bracts. Ray and disc florets yellow. ligules short, 3-toothed.
Derivation of specific name: schinzii: named after Swiss botanist Prof. Schinz
Habitat: Occurring in riverine fringes and on rocky outcrops, often in Acacia woodland.
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Flowering time:Nov - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Limpopo, South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: W,S
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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 29.

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 143. (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 27.

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

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Flora of Botswana: Philyrophyllum schinzii
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Philyrophyllum schinzii
African Plant Database: Philyrophyllum schinzii
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Philyrophyllum schinzii
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Wikipedia: Philyrophyllum schinzii

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: Philyrophyllum schinzii., retrieved 24 April 2024

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