Dichrocephala integrifolia (L.f.) Kuntze
subsp. integrifolia

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Dichrocephala integrifolia subsp. integrifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Dichrocephala integrifolia subsp. integrifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Chalet 2, Chirinda Forest

Dichrocephala integrifolia subsp. integrifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Mt Selinda to Espungabera border post

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Synonyms: Hippia integrifolia L.f.
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Status: Native
Erect herb to 1.6 m. Leaves: petiole 0 or up to c.5 cm, sometimes winged; lamina 2-10 × 1.5-6 cm, lyrate-pinnatifid or ovate, pilose to glabrescent above and beneath; margin crenate or crenate-serrate. Capitula very small, c.4 mm in diameter, spherical. Phyllaries c.1 mm. Achenes c.1 mm, glabrous or with a few glands at apex; margin 2-ribbed. Pappus of ray florets usually 0, rarely a single seta; of disk florets 0 or of a few minute papillose processes.
Derivation of specific name: integrifolia: with entire leaves
Habitat: A rather weedy annual of high rainfall areas, particularly in forest clearings and margins.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa, Eswatini, South Africa, Madagascar, Southern Europe and most of Asia.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z
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Content last updated: Thursday 25 October 2007

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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 91.

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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 Page 29.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 52.

Wild, H. (1975). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 4. Astereae. Kirkia 10(1) Pages 7 - 8.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 89.

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Flora of Malawi: Dichrocephala integrifolia subsp. integrifolia
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Dichrocephala integrifolia subsp. integrifolia

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Dichrocephala integrifolia subsp. integrifolia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=158730, retrieved 12 April 2024

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