Aspilia mossambicensis (Oliv.) Wild

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Aspilia mossambicensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path to Morumbodzi Falls, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

Aspilia mossambicensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path to Morumbodzi Falls, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

Aspilia mossambicensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path to Morumbodzi Falls, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

Aspilia mossambicensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track from Nhagutua Gorge to rangerpost, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma.

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Synonyms: Menotriche strigosa Steetz
Wedelia diversipapposa S. Moore
Wedelia menotriche Oliv. & Hiern
Wedelia mossambicensis Oliv.
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Shrubby perennial with rather stiff branches, growing up to 1.5 m tall. Leaves narrowly ovate or elliptic, up to 13 cm long, roughly hairy above, densely hairy but softer below, 3-veined from the base, veins impressed above; margin finely toothed to almost entire. Capitula in lax terminal heads, golden yellow to orange. Ray-florets c. 10-12, 7-18 mm long with 3 small teeth at the apex.
Derivation of specific name: mossambicensis: of Mozambique
Habitat: In various types of woodland, also in disturbed areas.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Oct - Mar
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS,GI
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Content last updated: Sunday 12 August 2012

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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 29.

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Wild, H. (1966). The African Species of the Genus Aspilia Thouars Kirkia 5(2) Pages 221 - 225.

Wild, H. (1967). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 1. Heliantheae. Kirkia 6(1) Pages 46 - 48.

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Flora of Botswana: Aspilia mossambicensis
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Aspilia mossambicensis., retrieved 19 October 2021

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