Cephalaria pungens Szabó

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Cephalaria pungens

Picture: Bart Wursten
World's View, Nyanga

Cephalaria pungens

Picture: Bart Wursten
World's View, Nyanga

Cephalaria pungens

Picture: Bart Wursten
World's View, Nyanga

Cephalaria pungens

Picture: Bart Wursten
By Circular Drive, Nyanga NP

Cephalaria pungens

Picture: Bart Wursten
By Circular Drive, Nyanga NP

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Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial herb, growing from a woody rhizome. Stems simple or branched with hairs on the lower parts only. Lower leaves with very long petioles, mostly lanceolate, occasionally with a few narrow lobes near the base; margin entire to slightly crenate-dentate. Upper leaves linear, with or without 1-2 pairs of linear lobes. Capitula subspherical, up to 2.5 cm in diameter. Flowers white to cream, rarely yellow, hairy on the outside of the corollas.
Type location:
Tanzania
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: pungens: prickly, puncturing
Habitat: In moist grassland, along streamsides and in swampy places.
Altitude range: 1200 - 2100 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa, Swaziland and South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,C
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Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 120 - 121. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 138.

Cannon, M.J. & J.F.M. (1983). Dipsacaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 78 - 79. (Includes a picture).

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 39.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 45.

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 204 - 205. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Cephalaria pungens
Flora of Mozambique: Cephalaria pungens
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cephalaria pungens

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cephalaria pungens
African Plant Database: Cephalaria pungens
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Cephalaria pungens
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cephalaria pungens
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cephalaria pungens
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cephalaria pungens
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cephalaria pungens
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cephalaria pungens
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Cephalaria pungens
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cephalaria pungens
Ispot Southern Africa: Cephalaria pungens
JSTOR Plant Science: Cephalaria pungens
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cephalaria pungens
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cephalaria pungens
The Plant List (version 1.1): Cephalaria pungens
Tropicos: Cephalaria pungens


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Cephalaria pungens.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156950, retrieved 26 May 2019

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