Pegolettia senegalensis Cass.

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Pegolettia senegalensis

Photo: Helen Pickering
NW of Livingstone: on the Vistana farm road before the quarry, on the right going north

Pegolettia senegalensis

Photo: Helen Pickering
NW of Livingstone: on the Vistana farm road before the quarry, on the right going north

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Status: Native
Erect annual herb, upto 60 cm high. Leaves alternate, sessile, linear to oblanceolate, up to 40 mm long; margin entire to shallowly crenate-serrate. Capitula terminal on the branches, c. 10 mm long, together forming a lax panicle. Florets yellow, unpleasantly scented.
Notes: Not recorded for Mozambique in Kirkia but recorded for Gaza and Maputo in the Mozambican checklist.
Derivation of specific name: senegalensis: of Senegal
Habitat: In miombo woodland on Kalahari sand, mopane woodland, grassland, sometimes as a weed of disturbed and cultivated places.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread throughout the Old World Tropics.
Mozambique distribution: GI,M
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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 33.

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 27.

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

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 39. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 37.

van der Walt, R. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Limpopo Valley Retha van der Walt, Musina, South Africa Page 113. (Includes a picture).

Wild, H. (1980). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area, 12. Inuleae (continued). Kirkia 12(1) Pages 47 - 48.

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Flora of Botswana: Pegolettia senegalensis
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Pegolettia senegalensis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pegolettia senegalensis
African Plant Database: Pegolettia senegalensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Pegolettia senegalensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pegolettia senegalensis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Pegolettia senegalensis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pegolettia senegalensis
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pegolettia senegalensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Pegolettia senegalensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pegolettia senegalensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pegolettia senegalensis
Plants of the World Online: Pegolettia senegalensis
Tropicos: Pegolettia senegalensis
Wikipedia: Pegolettia senegalensis

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: Pegolettia senegalensis., retrieved 25 March 2023

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