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, hairless above, greyish-white woolly beneath; margin entire or toothed. Capitula many in terminal racemose panicles. Florets pale yellow.
Derivation of specific name: afra: from Africa.
Habitat: In grassland and open woodland
Altitude range: (metres) 1470 - 1900 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread from Ethiopia to South Africa.
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).

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 23.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 28.

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

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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
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Artemisia afra
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Artemisia afra
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Artemisia afra
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iNaturalist: Artemisia afra
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Artemisia afra
JSTOR Plant Science: Artemisia afra
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Artemisia afra
Plants of the World Online: Artemisia afra
Tropicos: Artemisia afra
Wikipedia: Artemisia afra

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: Artemisia afra., retrieved 22 May 2024

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