Tolpis capensis (L.) Sch. Bip.

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Tolpis capensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Tolpis capensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Tolpis capensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Hadange Gorge, Chimanimani National Park

Tolpis capensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Hadange Gorge, Chimanimani National Park

Tolpis capensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Hadange Gorge, Chimanimani National Park

Tolpis capensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Hadange Gorge, Chimanimani National Park

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Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb. Leaves in a basal rosette, oblanceolate to narrowly elliptic; margin dentate with teeth widely spaced. Capitula many in branched inflorescences; ray florets yellow.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: capensis: of the Cape
Habitat: Most often in seasonally moist habitats but also in drier habitats such as grassland and miombo woodland, often soon after the grass has been burnt.
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa, South Africa and Madagascar
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 109. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 35.

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Pages 190 - 192. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 59.


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Flora of Malawi: Tolpis capensis
Flora of Mozambique: Tolpis capensis
Flora of Zambia: Tolpis capensis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Tolpis capensis
African Plant Database: Tolpis capensis
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Tolpis capensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Tolpis capensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Tolpis capensis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Tolpis capensis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Tolpis capensis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Tolpis capensis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Tolpis capensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tolpis capensis
Ispot Southern Africa: Tolpis capensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Tolpis capensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Tolpis capensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Tolpis capensis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Tolpis capensis
Tropicos: Tolpis capensis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Tolpis capensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=162030, retrieved 26 April 2018

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