Emilia abyssinica (Sch. Bip. ex A. Rich.) C. Jeffrey
var. abyssinica

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Emilia abyssinica var. abyssinica

Photo: Petra Ballings
Val D'Or

Emilia abyssinica var. abyssinica

Photo: Petra Ballings
Val D'Or

Emilia abyssinica var. abyssinica

Photo: Petra Ballings
Val D'Or

Emilia abyssinica var. abyssinica

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

Emilia abyssinica var. abyssinica

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

Emilia abyssinica var. abyssinica

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

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Synonyms: Senecio abyssinicus Sch. Bip. ex A. Rich.
Senecio bellidiflorus A. Rich.
Senecio quartinianus Aschers.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Slender erect, annual herb up to 1 m tall but usually smaller, more or less pubescent and sometimes blueish-green. Leaves sessile, spathulate or oblanceolate, 1-8.5 cm long, pale green, sometimes purplish or blue-green beneath; margin more or less coarsely sinuate-dentate. Capitula 1-12 in a lax to dense terminal head; involucre 4-6.5 mm long, hairless, green. Ray florets, 4-8, yellow, 1.5-2.5 mm long, 4-veined. Disc florets yellow to orange, 3-4 mm long. Achenes 1-2.5 mm long, shortly hairy; pappus 3-4 mm long.
Notes: Poisonous to livestock.
Derivation of specific name: abyssinica: of Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
Habitat: In sandy Brachystegia woodland
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Nigeria, Cameroon, CAR, DRC, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Sudan, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
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Images last updated: Tuesday 16 January 2007
Literature:

Beentje, H.J. & Ghazanfar, S.A. (eds.) (2005). Compositae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 575 - 576.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 34. As Senecio abyssinicus

Jeffrey, C. (1986). The Senecioneae in East Tropical Africa: Notes on Compositae: IV Kew Bulletin 41(4) Pages 911 - 912.

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 24.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 30. As Emilia abyssinica


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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Emilia abyssinica var. abyssinica.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=161490, retrieved 1 October 2020

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