Stomatanthes africanus (Oliv. & Hiern) R.M. King & H. Rob.

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Stomatanthes africanus

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Cecil Kop NR, Mutare

Stomatanthes africanus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chinyakwaremba, Vumba

Stomatanthes africanus

Picture: Petra Ballings
Chinyakwaremba, Vumba

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Synonyms: Eupatorium africanum Oliv. & Hiern
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Status: Native
Perennial herb with erect stems in clumps arising from a woody rootstock. Leaves alternate or subopposite, subsessile, lanceolate to ovate; margin variously serrate. Inflorescence terminal. Capitula in corymbs. Florets white.
Type location:
Sudan-DRC border area
Derivation of specific name: africanus: African
Habitat: In grassland and woodland, typically after fire.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa and South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca):
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,C
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Beentje, H.J. & Ghazanfar, S.A. (eds.) (2005). Compositae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 825 - 827. (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 107. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 53.

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 35.

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 28.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 33.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 58.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 89.

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Stomatanthes africanus
Flora of Malawi: Stomatanthes africanus
Flora of Mozambique: Stomatanthes africanus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Stomatanthes africanus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Stomatanthes africanus
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Stomatanthes africanus
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Tropicos: Stomatanthes africanus
Wikipedia: Stomatanthes africanus

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Stomatanthes africanus., retrieved 24 September 2023

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