Chrysanthellum indicum DC.
subsp. afro-americanum B.L. Turner

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Chrysanthellum indicum subsp. afro-americanum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambezi National Park.

Chrysanthellum indicum subsp. afro-americanum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambezi National Park.

Chrysanthellum indicum subsp. afro-americanum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambezi National Park.

Chrysanthellum indicum subsp. afro-americanum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambezi National Park.

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Synonyms: Chrysanthellum americanum auct.
Hinterhubera kotschyi Sch. Bip. ex Hochst.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
More or less erect hairless annual herb, up to c.35 cm tall. Leaves alternate, ovate in outline, up to 5 × 4 cm but mostly smaller, pinnatifid with segments often lobed linear. Capitula in a lax terminal inflorescence, each hemispheric, up to 1 cm in diameter on peduncles up to 6 cm long. Ray-florets yellow to orange-yellow with a ligule c.2.5 mm long; disk-florets orange,c. 1.8 mm long. Achenes,oblong-cylindric, up to 5 mm long, more or less 3-angled.
Notes: Though originally thought to be an introduced cosmopolitan weed, it is now likely that at least this subspecies is native to Africa.
Derivation of specific name: indicum: of India
Habitat: In damp situations, along roadsides, overgrazed grassland and sometimes as a garden weed.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: In Asia and tropical Africa.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T?
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 1 February 2017
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 8. As Chrysanthellum americanum

Wild, H. (1967). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 1. Heliantheae. Kirkia 6(1) Pages 34 - 35. as Chrysanthellum americanum

Other sources of information about Chrysanthellum indicum subsp. afro-americanum:

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Flora of Malawi: Chrysanthellum indicum subsp. afro-americanum
Flora of Zambia: Chrysanthellum indicum subsp. afro-americanum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Chrysanthellum indicum subsp. afro-americanum

External websites:

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Chrysanthellum indicum subsp. afro-americanum.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=160590, retrieved 25 November 2017

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