Wollastonia biflora (L.) DC.

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Synonyms: Melanthera biflora (L.) Wild
Verbesina biflora L.
Wedelia biflora (L.) Wight
Wollastonia zanzibarensis DC.
Common names:
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: biflora: two-flowered
Habitat: On sandy beaches above the high water mark and on coral rock in coastal bush.
Altitude range: 0 - 15 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Along the Indian Ocean Coasts including East Africa, Asia; also on Pacific Islands and in Australis.
Mozambique distribution: N,M
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Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 209. (Includes a picture).

Beentje, H.J. & Ghazanfar, S.A. (eds.) (2005). Compositae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 742 - 744. As Melanthera biflora (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 33. As Melanthera biflora

Wild, H. (1965). The African species of the genus Melanthera Rohr Kirkia 5(1) Pages 4 - 5.

Wild, H. (1967). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 1. Heliantheae. Kirkia 6(1) Pages 48 - 49.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Wollastonia biflora
African Plant Database: Wollastonia biflora
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Wollastonia biflora
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Wollastonia biflora
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Wollastonia biflora
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Wollastonia biflora
JSTOR Plant Science: Wollastonia biflora
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Wollastonia biflora
Plants of the World Online: Wollastonia biflora
Tropicos: Wollastonia biflora
Wikipedia: Wollastonia biflora

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: Wollastonia biflora.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=170780, retrieved 27 September 2023

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