Gyrodoma hispida (Vatke) Wild

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Gyrodoma hispida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Lion House, Gorongosa National Park

Gyrodoma hispida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Lion House, Gorongosa National Park

Gyrodoma hispida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Musikadzi River, Gorongosa National Park

Gyrodoma hispida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Musikadzi River, Gorongosa National Park

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Synonyms: Brachycome hispida (Vatke) Klatt
Brachycome mossambicensis Oliv. & Hiern
Matricaria hispida Vatke
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Decumbent or ascending annual herb, branching from the base. Branches up to c. 30 cm long, ribbed, covered with long spreading hairs. Leaves alternate, sessile, up to c. 9 cm long, oblong in outline, deeply pinnatifid with lobes up to 2 cm long, mucronate at the apex, with long spreading hairs on both surfaces; margin entire or with 1-2 teeth. Capitula solitary, terminal, c. 8 mm in diameter, hemispheric. Involucral bracts c. 2-seriate, narrowly ovate. Ray-florets, white or pale blue, c. 5 mm long; disk-florets numerous, yellow.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: hispida: rough with stiff hairs (hispid)
Habitat: In black soils, in flat river valleys, estuaries and lagoons, mainly in coastal areas.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Only known from the coastal plain of Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: Z,T,MS,GI
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
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Content last updated: Thursday 30 October 2008
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Pages 210 - 211. (Includes a picture).

Wild, H. (1974). New and interesting Compositae from South-Central Africa, 2 Kirkia 9(1) Pages 294 - 295. (Includes a picture).

Wild, H. (1975). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 4. Astereae. Kirkia 10(1) Pages 4 - 5. (Includes a picture).

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Gyrodoma hispida
African Plant Database: Gyrodoma hispida
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Gyrodoma hispida
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Gyrodoma hispida
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Gyrodoma hispida
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Gyrodoma hispida
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Gyrodoma hispida
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Gyrodoma hispida
iNaturalist: Gyrodoma hispida
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Gyrodoma hispida
JSTOR Plant Science: Gyrodoma hispida
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Gyrodoma hispida
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Gyrodoma hispida
Plants of the World Online: Gyrodoma hispida
The Plant List (version 1.1): Gyrodoma hispida
Tropicos: Gyrodoma hispida
Wikipedia: Gyrodoma hispida


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: Gyrodoma hispida.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=169760, retrieved 26 May 2020

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