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).

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 25.

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
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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
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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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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, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Guizotia scabra., retrieved 20 July 2019

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