Dicoma niccolifera Wild

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Dicoma niccolifera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mtoroshanga Pass, Great Dyke

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Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Prostrate or low-growing perennial herb. Leaves densely white-hairy.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In grassland and scrubland
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Mostly from serpentine soils in Zimbabwe, but also known from non-serpentine areas in Zimbabwe and Zambia
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 13.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 172.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 134.

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) Page 42. (Includes a picture).

Wild, H. (1965). The Flora of the Great Dyke of Southern Rhodesia with special reference to the Serpentine soils. Kirkia 5(1) Page 81.

Wild, H. (1972). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 3. Mutisieae. Kirkia 8(2) Pages 186 - 187.

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Flora of Zambia: Dicoma niccolifera

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dicoma niccolifera
African Plant Database: Dicoma niccolifera
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Dicoma niccolifera
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Dicoma niccolifera
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Dicoma niccolifera
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dicoma niccolifera
JSTOR Plant Science: Dicoma niccolifera
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dicoma niccolifera
Plants of the World Online: Dicoma niccolifera
Tropicos: Dicoma niccolifera
Wikipedia: Dicoma niccolifera

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 niccolifera.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=161930, retrieved 16 April 2024

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