Hypericophyllum compositarum Steetz

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Hypericophyllum compositarum

Photo: Lynn Read
Kutsaga, near Dam

Hypericophyllum compositarum

Photo: Catherine Francis
Muzhanje Farm, Guruve District

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Synonyms: Jaumea compositarum (Steetz) Benth. & Hook. f.
Jaumea johnstoni Baker
Common names: Hangarutsenza (Shona) Orange tassels (English)
Status: Native
Erect perennial up to c. 1 m tall. Leaves opposite, simple, sessile or almost so, narrowly oblong to ovate, hairless with scabrid margins; base cordate, more or less auriculate. Inflorescence a cyme with heads terminal on the branches. Florets bright orange-red. Pappus of rigid bristles, these 6-9 mm, straight or with hooked apices, laterally winged below.
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Habitat: In miombo woodland, often in rocky places.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Feb - May
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 99. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 33.

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Linley, K. & Baker, B. (1972). Flowers of the Veld Bundu Series Longman Zimbabwe Pages 116 - 117. (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 26.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 31.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 147, plate 190

Pope, G.V. (1975). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 6. Helenieae. Kirkia 10(1) Pages 107 - 108. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 56.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 89.

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Flora of Malawi: Hypericophyllum compositarum
Flora of Mozambique: Hypericophyllum compositarum
Flora of Zambia: Hypericophyllum compositarum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hypericophyllum compositarum
African Plant Database: Hypericophyllum compositarum
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hypericophyllum compositarum
Plants of the World Online: Hypericophyllum compositarum
Tropicos: Hypericophyllum compositarum
Wikipedia: Hypericophyllum compositarum

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: Hypericophyllum compositarum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=160730, retrieved 23 May 2024

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