Emilia limosa (O. Hoffm.) C. Jeffrey

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Emilia limosa

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

Emilia limosa

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

Emilia limosa

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

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Synonyms: Senecio limosus O. Hoffm.
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Status: Native
Description:
Annual or short-lived perennial, up to 75 cm high; stems slender, weak, mostly erect, very sparsely branched, hairless. Leaves sessile, oblanceolate, narrowly elliptic to almost linear, 1.4-9 cm long almost hairless to sparsely shortly pubescent beneath; margin remotely and obscurely toothed. Capitula 1-4 in lax terminal heads; involucre cylindric, 5-7 mm long and 1.5-2 mm wide; bracts 8-9, green tinged purple and red-tipped, 4.5-6 mm long, hairless or sparsely hairy at the tips. Disc florets mauve or purple, 5.5-8 mm long, rays absent. Achenes 1.7-3 mm long, hairless; pappus 3.5-4 mm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: limosa: muddy, living on mud
Habitat: In moist grassland, swampy areas and peat bogs.
Altitude range: (metres) 990 - 2200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
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Literature:

Beentje, H.J. & Ghazanfar, S.A. (eds.) (2005). Compositae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 593.

Jeffrey, C. (1986). The Senecioneae in East Tropical Africa: Notes on Compositae: IV Kew Bulletin 41(4) Page 917.

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.

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


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Emilia limosa
African Plant Database: Emilia limosa
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Emilia limosa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Emilia limosa
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Emilia limosa
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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 limosa.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=161540, retrieved 6 December 2019

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