Crepis hypochaeridea (DC.) Thell.

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Crepis hypochaeridea

Picture: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common bridge

Crepis hypochaeridea

Picture: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common bridge

Crepis hypochaeridea

Picture: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common bridge

Crepis hypochaeridea

Picture: Bart Wursten
Silver Mist cottage, near Troutbeck

Crepis hypochaeridea

Picture: Bart Wursten
Silver Mist cottage, near Troutbeck

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Synonyms: Anisoramphus hypochoerideus DC.
Crepis bumbensis Hiern
Crepis chirindica S. Moore
Crepis congoensis Babcock
Crepis simulans S. Moore
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Probably native
Description:
Erect perennial herb to 50 cm. Stems simple or sparingly branched. Leaves numerous, mostly in a basal rosette; lamina up to c. 10 × 1.5 cm, linear-oblanceolate to oblanceolate, glabrous to hispid or glandular-setose; margin sinuate-denticulate to recurved dentate. Phyllaries glabrous or pubescent and glandular-setose, the setae sometimes up to 1.5 mm and black. Achenes 7-10 mm (including the 1.5-4 mm beak), fusiform or subterete, brown, ripening to a bright orange-red, evenly ribbed, the ribs antrorsely muricate. Pappus c.5 mm.
Type location:
South Africa, Cape Province
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Habitat: A pyrophyte, usually in seasonally wet grassland and on roadsides.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Aug - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Nigeria, Cameroon, DRC, Angola, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N,C
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Content last updated: Thursday 23 July 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 91.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 24.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 29.

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Pages 210 - 212.

Van Wyk, B. & Malan, S. (1988). Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Witwatersrand and Pretoria Region Struik, Cape Town Pages 118 - 119. (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Crepis hypochaeridea.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=162230, retrieved 23 January 2018

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