Stoebe vulgaris Levyns

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Stoebe vulgaris

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Stoebe vulgaris

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne

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Common names: Bankrupt bush (English) Zigzag bush (English)
Status: Native
Spreading shrub, often forming dense tangled clumps.
Notes: Plants often show numerous fluffy white galls that could be mistaken for flowers but these are infestations caused by small midges in the family Cecidomyiidae.
Derivation of specific name: vulgaris: vulgar, common, usual
Habitat: Along forest margins and in montane grassland; also in more disturbed habitats such as roadsides
Altitude range: 1500 - 2400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe and from Limpopo Province south to the Cape in South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: MS
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 53.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 278.

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 28.

Wild, H. (1955). Common Rhodesian Weeds Government of Rhodesia, Salisbury Page 76. (Includes a picture).

Wild, H. (1980). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area, 12. Inuleae (continued). Kirkia 12(1) Pages 67 - 68.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Stoebe vulgaris

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Stoebe vulgaris., retrieved 4 June 2023

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