Conyza limosa O. Hoffm.

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Conyza limosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare, below dam

Conyza limosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare, below dam

Conyza limosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare, below dam

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Synonyms: Conyza mildbraedii (Muschler) Robyns
Erigeron mildbraedii Muschler
Common names:
Status: Native
Perennial herb with fibrous roots. Two types of stems grow from the rootstock: main stems erect, unbranched, up to 90 cm tall; additional stems prostrate, stoloniferous, producing numerous flowering branches. Basal leaves and those of prostate stems, narrowly oblanceolate or elliptic, subpetiolate with serrate margins and acutely mucronate apices; leaves on erect stems progressively smaller, sessile, margins subentire to serrulate. Inflorescence with long branches, capitula hemispherical, yellow, involucral bracts green.
Derivation of specific name: limosa: muddy, living on mud
Habitat: In wet, marshy places in grassland.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Nigeria, Cameroon, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: N
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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 87.

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 linosa?

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.

Wild, H. (1975). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 4. Astereae. Kirkia 10(1) Pages 56 - 58.

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Conyza limosa
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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: Conyza limosa., retrieved 21 July 2024

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