Cineraria pulchra Cron

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Cineraria pulchra

Photo: Glynis Cron
Summit of Castle Beacon, Vumba

Cineraria pulchra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Engwa "Himalayas"

Cineraria pulchra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Engwa "Himalayas"

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Common names:
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Shrubby or somwhat scrambling perennial suffrutex up to 1.2 m tall. Stems woody near the base, white woolly-tomentose, especially when young. Leaves deltoid-reniform in outline, deeply 5-7 lobed, often with 1-2 lateral pinnae-wings below the main lamina, up to 5.5 × 6.5 cm (excluding the lateral pinnae), green with some white-woolly hairs above, densely white woolly-tomentose below; venation prominent; petiole (including the lateral pinnae) 2-7.5 cm, with distinct auricles at the base. Inflorescence branched, compactly corymbose. Capitula with ray florets, yellow.
Derivation of specific name: pulchra: beautiful.
Habitat: Among rocks or in ericoid scrub, usually in the higher mistbelt montane areas.
Altitude range: (metres) Above 1700 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe and Mozambique and Mt Gorongosa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
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Images last updated: Thursday 12 March 2020

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 13. in error as Cineraria lobata

Cron, G.V., Balkwill, K. & Knox, E.B. (2006). A revision of the genus Cineraria (Asteraceae, Senecioneae) Kew Bulletin 61 Pages 510 - 511. (Includes a picture).

Cron, G.V., Balkwill, K. & Knox, E.B. (2006). Two new species and a variety of Cineraria (Asteraceae) from tropical Africa Kew Bulletin 61 Pages 168 - 170. (Includes a picture).

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 81.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 88.

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Flora of Mozambique: Cineraria pulchra

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Cineraria pulchra., retrieved 28 November 2023

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