Haplocarpha nervosa (Thunb.) Beauverd

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Haplocarpha nervosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Connemara, World's View, Nyanga

Haplocarpha nervosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Connemara, World's View, Nyanga

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Synonyms: Arctotis echinata DC.
Haplocarpha hirsuta (Less.) Beauverd
Haplocarpha ovata K.Lewin
Haplocarpha serrata K.Lewin
Landtia hirsuta Less.
Landtia media DC.
Landtia nervosa (Thunb.) Less.
Perdicium nervosum Thunb.
Common names:
Frequency: Very local and rare in Zimbabwe
Status: Native
Low perennial herb, often mat-forming, sometimes partly submerged. Leaves in a basal rosette, very variable in shape and size. Margins vary from almost entire to deeply lobed. Upper surface bright green, mostly glabrous, with distinct purple-brown midrib; lower surface densely covered in white felt; veining distinct. Flowering stems short, usually less than 8 cm long. Capitula deep yellow with ray florets broad and rounded, distinctly ribbed, sometimes slightly 3-lobed at the apex.
Notes: In FZ, said to be recorded only from Mt Nyangani. There were 6 specimens in SRGH on 10 March 2006, all of which have been added to our database. Of those, all but one are from Mt Nyangani. Our location (World's View) is also part of the high altitude Nyanga mountains and not very far from Mt Nyangani.
Derivation of specific name: nervosa: nerved
Habitat: In moist or marshy places in montane grassland,
Altitude range: (metres) 1830 - 2560 m
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe, Lesotho and South Africa as far south as Eastern Cape
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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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.

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Pages 233 - 235. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Haplocarpha nervosa
African Plant Database: Haplocarpha nervosa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Haplocarpha nervosa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Haplocarpha nervosa
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Haplocarpha nervosa
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Wikipedia: Haplocarpha nervosa

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: Haplocarpha nervosa.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=161730, retrieved 23 May 2024

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