Macledium kirkii (Harv.) S. Ortiz
subsp. kirkii

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Macledium kirkii subsp. kirkii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cecil Kop NR, Mutare

Macledium kirkii subsp. kirkii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cecil Kop NR, Mutare

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Synonyms: Dicoma kirkii Harv. subsp. kirkii
Dicoma sessiliflora Harv. subsp. kirkii (Harv.) Wild
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Erect perennial herb, up to 80 cm. Annual stems grow from a woody rootstock; one to numerous flowerheads with sharply pointed involucral bracts. Florets orange-yellow.
Derivation of specific name: kirkii: named after Dr John Kirk, who accompanied David Livingstone on his Zambezi expedition of 1858
Habitat: Miombo woodland, often on granite outcrops and hillsides
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 38.

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. as Dicoma kirkii subsp. kirkii

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Pages 31 - 32. As Dicoma kirkii kirkii

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 35.

Wild, H. (1972). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 3. Mutisieae. Kirkia 8(2) Pages 184 - 195. as Dicoma sessiliflora subsp. kirkii

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Flora of Botswana: Macledium kirkii subsp. kirkii
Flora of Mozambique: Macledium kirkii subsp. kirkii
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Macledium kirkii
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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: Macledium kirkii subsp. kirkii., retrieved 15 June 2024

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