Bothriocline laxa N.E. Br.
subsp. laxa

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Bothriocline laxa subsp. laxa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mukuvisi Woodland, office area

Bothriocline laxa subsp. laxa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mukuvisi Woodland, office area

Bothriocline laxa subsp. laxa

Photo: Mark Hyde
25, Trafalgar Avenue, Sentosa, Harare

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Synonyms: Erlangea laxa (N.E. Br.) S. Moore
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect annual, 0.1-1.2 m. Leaves opposite, the upper alternate; petiole to 2 mm; lamina 3-13 × 1-5.5 cm, elliptic, serrate, gland-dotted, both surfaces finely pilose-strigose or glabrescent. Involucre 3-8 × 4-10 mm. Phyllaries numerous, scarious; inner to c.8 mm, acuminate to aristate. Achenes 1.2-1.5 mm, narrowly obovoid-oblong, pale brown, with 4-5 low, broad ribs. Pappus of a few caducous barbellate setae 1-3 mm.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: laxa: open, loose, lax
Habitat: In woodland, grassland and stream sides, often a weed of roadsides and disturbed ground.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, D. R. Congo,Zambia,Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe, South Africa (Transvaal)
Mozambique distribution: N
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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 86.

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 10. As Bothriocline laxa

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 6. As Bothriocline laxa

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Pages 164 - 166. As Bothriocline laxa (Includes a picture).

Wild, H. (1978). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 8. Vernonieae (Vernonia). Kirkia 11(1) Pages 111 - 112.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Bothriocline laxa subsp. laxa.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=158050, retrieved 11 August 2020

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