Emilia brachycephala (R.E. Fr.) C. Jeffrey

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Emilia brachycephala

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Domboshawa

Emilia brachycephala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Emilia brachycephala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mutirikwi CL, Murray MacDougall Drive

Emilia brachycephala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mutirikwi CL, Murray MacDougall Drive

Emilia brachycephala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Susurumba, Juliasdale.

Emilia brachycephala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Susurumba, Juliasdale.

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Synonyms: Senecio brachycephalus R.E. Fr.
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Erect or ascending hairless annual, 20-50 cm high. Stems not succulent, purplish. Leaves linear to narrowly oblanceolate, up to 4.5 cm long (mostly smaller); apex obtuse; base narrowed to a petiole-like base; margin irregularly and very shallowly crenate. Capitula base truncate, 10-13 mm in diameter, including rays. Phyllaries c. 13, equal, in 1 series, 5-6 mm. Rays 11-13, 4-5 mm long, orange-yellow. Achenes c.1.5 mm, papillose. Pappus of numerous white setae, 2-3 mm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In seasonally wet seepage zones in thin soil over rock.
Altitude range: (metres) 1140 - 1570 m
Flowering time:Nov - May
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 20 January 2019
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 15.

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.


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External websites:

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


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: Emilia brachycephala.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=161510, retrieved 23 May 2019

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