Osteospermum monocephalum (Oliv. & Hiern) Norl.

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Osteospermum monocephalum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mtoroshanga Pass, Gt Dyke

Osteospermum monocephalum

Photo: Mark Hyde
Headlands by Harare / Mutare Rd

Osteospermum monocephalum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Osteospermum monocephalum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Osteospermum monocephalum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

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Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Perennial herb, up to 70 cm. Leaves grey-green, sessile or with very short petioles, glandular hairy, oblong-elliptic; margin toothed. Capitula solitary, terminal on stems and branches, yellow, usually tinged with purple on the back. Fruits nodding on the long peduncles, triangular, winged, flushed with purple when fresh.
Derivation of specific name: monocephalum: one-headed
Habitat: In grassland and woodland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Rhodogastria amasis (Food plant)
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Images last updated: Sunday 24 February 2013

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 166 - 167. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 103. (Includes a picture).


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JSTOR Plant Science: Osteospermum monocephalum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Osteospermum monocephalum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Osteospermum monocephalum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Osteospermum monocephalum
Tropicos: Osteospermum monocephalum

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: Osteospermum monocephalum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=161670, retrieved 23 February 2018

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