Launaea sarmentosa (Willd.) Sch. Bip. ex Kuntze

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Launaea sarmentosa

Photo: Tongai Castigo
Macuti-Estoril, Beira

Launaea sarmentosa

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Launaea sarmentosa

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Launaea sarmentosa

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Launaea sarmentosa

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Launaea sarmentosa

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Launaea sarmentosa

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Launaea sarmentosa

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

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Synonyms: Launaea bellidifolia Cass.
Microrhynchus dregeanus DC.
Prenanthes sarmentosa. Willd.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Hairless perennial with prostrate, creeping stems, often rooting at the nodes. Leaves crowded near the base and in clusters at the nodes, oblanceolate to spathulate, up to c. 11 cm long, obtuse to rounded at the apex; margin subentire to finely toothed, sometimes somewhat lobed. Often the leaf clusters are subtended by 2 broadly ovate to kidney-shaped leaf-like bracts. Capitula solitary or few together from the root-crown and the leaf clusters. Florets 10-20 per capitulum, yellow.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: sarmentosa: with long slender stolons or whip-like branches.
Habitat: On sandy beaches and dunes.
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Along the East Coast of Africa from Egypt to South Africa. Also in coastal Madagascar, Seychelles, Mauritius and from India and Shri Lanka to Indo-China and Java.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS,GI,M
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Content last updated: Friday 25 July 2014
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 219. (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.

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 338 - 339. (Includes a picture).

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Page 219.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Launaea sarmentosa
African Plant Database: Launaea sarmentosa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Launaea sarmentosa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Launaea sarmentosa
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Launaea sarmentosa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Launaea sarmentosa
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Launaea sarmentosa
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Launaea sarmentosa
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Launaea sarmentosa
JSTOR Plant Science: Launaea sarmentosa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Launaea sarmentosa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Launaea sarmentosa
Plants of the World Online: Launaea sarmentosa
The Plant List (version 1.1): Launaea sarmentosa
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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: Launaea sarmentosa.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=174920, retrieved 9 August 2020

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