Nidorella attenuata (DC.) J.C.Manning & Goldblatt

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Nidorella attenuata

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By Mazowe River, Hippo Pools

Nidorella attenuata

Photo: Mark Hyde
By Mazowe River, Hippo Pools

Nidorella attenuata

Photo: Mark Hyde
By Mazowe River, Hippo Pools

Nidorella attenuata

Photo: Mark Hyde
By Mazowe River, Hippo Pools

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Synonyms: Conyza amplexicaulis Baker
Conyza attenuata DC.
Conyza persicifolia (Benth.) Oliv. & Hiern
Conyza serratifolia Baker
Erigeron persicifolius Benth.
Eschenbachia persicifolia (Benth.) Exell
Common names:
Status: Native
Erect annual or biennial herb to 3 m. Stems branched, the branches and the inflorescence branches glabrous. Leaves c. 5-22 cm long, narrowly elliptic to narrowly lanceolate; apex attenuate. Inflorescence a large terminal panicle. Capitula c. 4 mm long, numerous. Phyllaries in 3-4 rows, the inner longest, narrowly lanceolate, glabrous. Ray florets numerous, the corolla narrowly cylindric, fimbriate at apex. Disk florets fewer, yellow. Achenes of ray florets c. 0.8 mm long, narrowly obovate, flattened, ± 2-ribbed, minutely tuberculate; those of the disk florets narrowly oblong, 2-4-ribbed and not tuberculate.
Derivation of specific name: attenuata: tapering to a slender point.
Habitat: In moist places; by streams and rivers, in riverine or submontane habitats; also in disturbed ground.
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Worldwide distribution: Widely distributed in tropical Africa from Sierra Leone to the DRC, Ethiopia. Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Also in Madagascar.
Mozambique distribution: Z,M
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Content last updated: Saturday 18 May 2013

Beentje, H.J. (ed.) (2002). Compositae (Part 2) Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 493.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 10.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 30. as Conyza attenuata

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. as Conyza attenuata

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 48 - 50.

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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: Nidorella attenuata., retrieved 12 April 2024

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