Berkheya zeyheri (Sond. & Harv.) Oliv. & Hiern

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Berkheya zeyheri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ridge above Cavalo, Sanjunjira side Mt Gorongosa.

Berkheya zeyheri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ridge above Cavalo, Sanjunjira side Mt Gorongosa.

Berkheya zeyheri

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Mussapa pequeno crossing, road to Chikukwa, lower Chimanimani Mts

Berkheya zeyheri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from Nhabawa to Chikukwa, Chimanimani National Reserve

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Synonyms: Crocodilodes zeyheri (Oliv. & Hiern) Kuntze
Stobaea zeyheri Sond. & Harv.
Common names: Woodland sun daisy (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Erect annual stems, up to 60 cm, arising from a perennial rootstock. Leaves linear with spinescent bristles along the margins and at the apex. Capitula terminal, solitary, 4-6cm in diameter, yellow. Involucral bracts numerous and bristly.
Derivation of specific name: zeyheri: named after Carl Zeyher, 1799 - 1858, a German naturalist
Habitat: It is mainly found in Brachystegia woodland but also in montane grassland, particularly on granite and dolerite.
Altitude range: 1180 - 2100 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania southwards to South Africa and Eswatini
Mozambique distribution: N,T,MS
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Content last updated: Wednesday 22 January 2020

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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: Berkheya zeyheri., retrieved 4 October 2023

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