Macledium sessiliflorum (Harv.) S. Ortiz

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Macledium sessiliflorum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Vunduzi River on opposite bank of Bunga Inselberg, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Macledium sessiliflorum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Vunduzi River on opposite bank of Bunga Inselberg, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Macledium sessiliflorum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Vunduzi River on opposite bank of Bunga Inselberg, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Macledium sessiliflorum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Vunduzi River on opposite bank of Bunga Inselberg, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Macledium sessiliflorum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Main gate at turn-off to CEC compound, Gorongosa National Park

Macledium sessiliflorum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Main gate at turn-off to CEC compound, Gorongosa National Park

Macledium sessiliflorum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Main gate at turn-off to CEC compound, Gorongosa National Park

Macledium sessiliflorum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Main gate at turn-off to CEC compound, Gorongosa National Park

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Synonyms: Dicoma sessiliflora Harv.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Slender perennial herb with annual stems up to 1 m tall. Leaves sessile, discolorous; lower leaves often clustered near the base of the stem, oblanceolate, 12-27 cm long, green and hairless above, densely white felted beneath, midrib prominent, whitish, other veining obscured by the felt-like hairs; margin sparsely and finely toothed; leaves higher on the stem smaller and often linear, clasping the stems at the base. Capitula few to many, mostly sessile, 1-2 in the upper leaf axils, others clustered near the apex of the stem. Involucres broadly obconic, mostly 2-3 cm long, spreading. Bracts numerous, lanceolate and sharp-tipped, 6-30 mm long, greenish to straw-coloured with a pale membranous wing in the lower part, mostly divergent ascending, outer ones spreading or reflexed. Corollas yellowish, c. 10 mm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: sessiliflorum: with sessile flowers, referring to the flowerheads or capitula.
Habitat: In Miombo and mixed deciduous woodland and wooded grassland.
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS
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Content last updated: Sunday 24 May 2015
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 93. as Dicoma sessiliflora

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Pages 32 - 33. as Dicoma sessiliflora (Includes a picture).

Wild, H. (1972). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 3. Mutisieae. Kirkia 8(2) Pages 183 - 184. as Dicoma sessiliflora subsp. sessiliflora

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Macledium sessiliflorum
African Plant Database: Macledium sessiliflorum
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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Macledium sessiliflorum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Macledium sessiliflorum
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Macledium sessiliflorum
JSTOR Plant Science: Macledium sessiliflorum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Macledium sessiliflorum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Macledium sessiliflorum
Plants of the World Online: Macledium sessiliflorum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Macledium sessiliflorum
Tropicos: Macledium sessiliflorum
Wikipedia: Macledium sessiliflorum


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Macledium sessiliflorum.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=174820, retrieved 17 September 2019

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