Aspilia pluriseta Schweinf.
subsp. pluriseta

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Aspilia pluriseta subsp. pluriseta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Aspilia pluriseta subsp. pluriseta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Aspilia pluriseta subsp. pluriseta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Aspilia pluriseta subsp. pluriseta

Photo: Petra Ballings
4x4 Club, Donnybrook, Arcturius Road, Harare

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Synonyms: Aspilia asperifolia O. Hoffm.
Aspilia brachyphylla S. Moore
Aspilia vulgaris N.E. Br.
Common names: Dwarf aspilia (English) Mukushamvura (Shona) Mumharadzi (Shona) Ruhwati (Shona)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Prostrate or suberect, perennial herb, with branches 30-60 cm. Leaves ± sessile; lamina up to c.4 × 2.5 cm, ovate; margin serrate. Capitula up to 1.8 cm in diameter. Receptacular scales 7-11 mm, obovate, abruptly ending in a long and very narrow, scaberulous tip (especially in fruit when they exceed the phyllaries). Rays 10-15 mm, c.10-15, yellow. Achenes c.3.5 mm, obovoid and ± flattened, pubescent. Cupule of the pappus lacerate; setae 0 (but sometimes a few lacerations exceed the remainder).
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Habitat: In open woodland and grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1360 - 1560 m
Flowering time:Oct - Mar
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
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Images last updated: Tuesday 27 December 2005

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 81. as Aspilia pluriseta (Includes a picture).

Wild, H. (1966). The African Species of the Genus Aspilia Thouars Kirkia 5(2) Pages 210 - 212.

Wild, H. (1967). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 1. Heliantheae. Kirkia 6(1) Pages 43 - 44.

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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: Aspilia pluriseta subsp. pluriseta., retrieved 22 March 2018

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