Berkheya setifera DC.

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Berkheya setifera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chimanimani Village

Berkheya setifera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chimanimani Village

Berkheya setifera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chimanimani Village

Berkheya setifera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chimanimani Village

Berkheya setifera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chimanimani Village

Berkheya setifera

Photo: Mark Hyde
Roadside by The Farmhouse, Chimanimani

Berkheya setifera

Photo: Mark Hyde
Roadside by The Farmhouse, Chimanimani

Berkheya setifera

Photo: Mark Hyde
Roadside by The Farmhouse, Chimanimani

Berkheya setifera

Photo: Mark Hyde
Roadside by The Farmhouse, Chimanimani

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Synonyms: Berkheya setifera DC. var. tropica S. Moore
Crocodilodes setiferum (DC.) Kuntze
Common names:
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Robust, perennial herb, up to 1.2 m tall. Stems annual, branched in the upper part, thinly covered in cobweb-like hairs. Leaves mainly basal, with some smaller leaves along the stem, oblanceolate to obovate, up to 45 cm long, upper surface and margins densely set with straw-coloured spiny bristles, 2-7 mm long, longest at the apices of the marginal teeth; lower surface hairy like the stems; lamina base clasping the stems. Capitula terminal 3-6 cm in diameter, solitary on the stems and branches or rarely several more or less clustered, bright yellow; ray-florets 12-20 mm long; disk-florets numerous.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In submontane grassland, bracken scrub and along road sides.
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Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland and Mpumalanga, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Tuesday 13 March 2012
Literature:

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 23.

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Page 242.

Roessler, H. (1975). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca Area, 5 Subtribe Gorteriinae. Kirkia 10(1) Pages 77 - 78.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 88.


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Berkheya setifera
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Berkheya setifera
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Berkheya setifera
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Berkheya setifera
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Berkheya setifera
Tropicos: Berkheya setifera
Wikipedia: Berkheya setifera


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: Berkheya setifera.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=161810, retrieved 21 October 2019

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