Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.

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Artemisia afra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park Nature Reserve, Harare

Artemisia afra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Haka Game Park

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Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Subshrub to 2 m. Leaves 2-pinnatipartite; ultimate segments linear, glabrous above, canescent beneath; margin entire or toothed. Capitula many in terminal racemose panicles. Flowers yellow.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In grassland and open woodland
Altitude range: (metres) 1470 - 1900 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Friday 9 October 2015

Biegel, H.M. (1977). Check-list of ornamental plants used in Rhodesian parks and gardens. Rhodesia Agricultural Journal. Research Report No. 3. Page 25.

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. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 130. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 31.

Other sources of information about Artemisia afra:

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Flora of Botswana: Artemisia afra
Flora of Malawi: Artemisia afra
Flora of Zambia: Artemisia afra
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Artemisia afra

External websites:

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

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: Artemisia afra., retrieved 19 April 2018

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