Dicoma anomala Sond.

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Dicoma anomala

Photo: Mark Hyde
Mukuvisi Woodland

Dicoma anomala

Photo: Mark Hyde
Mukuvisi Woodland

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Synonyms: Dicoma anomala Sond. subsp. cirsioides (Harv.) Wild
Common names:
Status: Native
Few to many prostrate or decumbent annual stems radiating from a woody rootstock. Leaves along the stem and several subtending the capitula, linear-elliptic, the margins not or slightly revolute (rolled under), discolorous. Capitula 1 – many per stem.
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Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Jun - Aug
Worldwide distribution: D.R. Congo, Uganda, Tanzania to South Africa, Lesotho, Angola
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Endemic status:
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 91. as Dicoma anomala anomala (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 20. As Dicoma anomala anomala

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 13. As Dicoma anomala gerrardii

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 254. (Includes a picture).

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 24.

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Pages 37 - 38.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 32. as Dicoma anomala anomala

Wild, H. (1972). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 3. Mutisieae. Kirkia 8(2) Pages 189 - 192.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 89.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dicoma anomala
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dicoma anomala
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Wikipedia: Dicoma anomala

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: Dicoma anomala.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=161880, retrieved 22 May 2024

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