Sphaeranthus ukambensis Vatke & O. Hoffm.

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Sphaeranthus ukambensis

Photo: Warren McCleland
Rio Muacamula, Macomia District

Sphaeranthus ukambensis

Photo: Warren McCleland
Rio Muacamula, Macomia District

Sphaeranthus ukambensis

Photo: Warren McCleland
Rio Muacamula, Macomia District

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Synonyms: Sphaeranthus cylindraceus Cuf.
Sphaeranthus stenostachys Chiov.
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Status: Native
Description:
Erect branching, aromatic herb up to 1.5 m tall; branches roughly hairy, winged at least when young with subentire to dentate wings c. 2 mm wide. Leaves narrowly oblong to elliptic-oblong up to 8.5 cm long, roughly hairy on both sides; base decurrent into the wings; margin wavy and toothed. Inflorescences terminal or axillary, cylindric, up to 4.5 cm long on winged, roughly hairy peduncles up to 5 cm long. Florets purplish.
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Habitat: Grasslands in valleys.
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Worldwide distribution: DRC?, Uganda, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania and northern Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: N
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Content last updated: Saturday 20 August 2016
Literature:

Wild, H. (1980). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area, 12. Inuleae (continued). Kirkia 12(1) Pages 102 - 103.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Sphaeranthus ukambensis
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sphaeranthus ukambensis
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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: Sphaeranthus ukambensis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=171540, retrieved 27 November 2020

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