Dicoma schinzii O. Hoffm.

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Dicoma schinzii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bembesi Forest Land, by main road from Hwange to Bulawayo

Dicoma schinzii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bembesi Forest Land, by main road from Hwange to Bulawayo

Dicoma schinzii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bembesi Forest Land, by main road from Hwange to Bulawayo

Dicoma schinzii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bembesi Forest Land, by main road from Hwange to Bulawayo

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Synonyms: Dicoma arenicola Muschl. ex Dinter
Dicoma lanata Muschl. ex Dinter
Common names:
Status: Native
Low spreading perennial herb, up to 60 cm wide or 25 cm tall, growing from a woody taproot. Stems annual, 1-several, branched, covered in brownish or greyish felt-like hairs. Leaves more or less broadly elliptic, covered in greyish felt-like hairs, more densely so below, often also with conspicuous brownish hairs on the margin and veins below. Capitula terminal and axillary, with green involucres bearing spreading straw-coloured spiny bristles. Florets whitish or reddish-tinged. Pappus of numerous bristly straw-coloured setae, up to 11 mm long.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Occurring in various types of dry open deciduous woodland or grassland, often on Kalahari sand.
Altitude range: (metres)
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Freestate and Northern Cape, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,S
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Images last updated: Sunday 31 January 2010

Gonçalves, M.L. (1978). Molluginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 531 - 532. As Limeum arenicola

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 118. (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 40 - 41.

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

Wild, H. (1972). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 3. Mutisieae. Kirkia 8(2) Pages 185 - 186.

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Flora of Botswana: Dicoma schinzii
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dicoma schinzii
African Plant Database: Dicoma schinzii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Dicoma schinzii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Dicoma schinzii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Dicoma schinzii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Dicoma schinzii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Dicoma schinzii
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dicoma schinzii
JSTOR Plant Science: Dicoma schinzii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dicoma schinzii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dicoma schinzii
Plants of the World Online: Dicoma schinzii
Tropicos: Dicoma schinzii
Wikipedia: Dicoma schinzii

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Dicoma schinzii.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=161940, retrieved 9 December 2022

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