Guizotia scabra (Vis.) Chiov.

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Guizotia scabra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Bridge, Borrowdale Common

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Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Erect perennial herb, up to 2 m but usually less. Leaves mostly opposite, variable in shape and size, from near linear to ovate-oblong; margin shallowly serrate. Capitula yellow, in inflorescences at the ends of branches. Ray-florets up to 2 cm, deeply 3-dentate at the apex.
Derivation of specific name: scabra: scabrid or rough
Habitat: In swampy areas and along streamsides, occasionally in high rainfall grassland.
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Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Saturday 29 April 2006

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 95. as Guizotia scabra scabra (Includes a picture).

Wild, H. (1967). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 1. Heliantheae. Kirkia 6(1) Page 12.

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Flora of Malawi: Guizotia scabra
Flora of Mozambique: Guizotia scabra

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

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: Guizotia scabra., retrieved 22 May 2018

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