Anisopappus chinensis (L.) Hook. f. & Arn.
subsp. chinensis
var. buchwaldii (O.Hoffm.) S.Ortiz, Paiva & Rodr.Oubiña

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Anisopappus chinensis subsp. chinensis var. buchwaldii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Dam 2, Nyika National Park

Anisopappus chinensis subsp. chinensis var. buchwaldii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Dam 2, Nyika National Park

Anisopappus chinensis subsp. chinensis var. buchwaldii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Dam 2, Nyika National Park

Anisopappus chinensis subsp. chinensis var. buchwaldii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Dam 2, Nyika National Park

Anisopappus chinensis subsp. chinensis var. buchwaldii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Dam 2, Nyika National Park

Anisopappus chinensis subsp. chinensis var. buchwaldii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Dam 2, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Anisopappus buchwaldii (O. Hoffm.) Wild subsp. iodotrichus (Brenan) Wild
Anisopappus buchwaldii (O. Hoffm.) Wild
Anisopappus chinensis (L.) Hook. f. & Arn. subsp. buchwaldii (O.Hoffm.) S.Ortiz, Paiva & Rodr.Oubiña var. buchwaldii
Anisopappus lastii (O. Hoffm.) Wild subsp. welwitschii (O. Hoffm.) Wild
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, erect and sometimes shrubby, occasionally with trailing stems. Stems pale green with short white, somewhat rough hairs. Leaves ovate to deltoid, 1-6 cm long, cordate at the base hairy like the stems on both surfaces and also glandular beneath. Capitula 5-12 mm long, solitary or few together on leafless stalks up to 18 cm long, often with several branches close together forming the inflorescence. Phyllaries green, 1-12 mm long, white pubescent. Florets yellow; outer florets with rays 3.5-13 mm long. Achenes cylindric or ellipsoid, 4-sided, up to 1.8 mm long, pubescent; pappus up to 1.7 mm long.
Notes: This variety is most easily distinguished in the field from its near-relatives by the relatively short and broad leaves with a cordate base.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In montane grassland and along margins of forest.
Altitude range: Up to 2400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Mozambique distribution: N,MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Page 172. As A. africanus but the image from Nyika montane grassland cleary shows what is this taxon (Includes a picture).

Beentje, H.J. (ed.) (2002). Compositae (Part 2) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 343 - 346. As A. chinensis subsp. buchwaldii var. buchwaldii (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Pages 178 - 181. As A. chinensis subsp. buchwaldii var. buchwaldii (Includes a picture).

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 29. As A. lastii subsp. welwitschii

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 23. As A. buchwaldii subsp. iodotrichus and A. lastii subsp. welwitschii

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 28. As A. buchwaldii

Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Dowsett-Lemaire, F., Congdon, C., Branch, B., Collins, S., Curran, M., Dowsett, R,J., Fishpool, L., Francisco, J., Harris, Kopp, M. & de Sousa, C. (2012). Mt Mabu, Mozambique: Biodiversity and Conservation Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London Page 72.

Wild, H. (1963). A Revision of the Genus Anisopappus Hook. & Arn. (Compositae) Kirkia 4 Pages 60 - 61. As A. buchwaldii subsp. iodotrichus and A. lastii subsp. welwitschii

Wild, H. (1980). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area, 12. Inuleae (continued). Kirkia 12(1) Pages 86 - 87. As A. buchwaldii subsp. iodotrichus and A. lastii subsp. welwitschii

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Anisopappus chinensis subsp. chinensis var. buchwaldii.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=160190, retrieved 25 November 2020

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