Grangea maderaspatana (L.) Poir.

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Grangea maderaspatana

Picture: Helen Pickering
Bovu island on sandy area below the restaurant on riverside

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Synonyms: Anthemis maderaspatana L.
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Status: Native
Usually prostrate annual herb, with trailing stems to 30 cm. Leaves 1.3 - 7 cm, pinnatifid; lobes oblong. Capitula somewhat flattened to conical, terminal, solitary or 2-3 together, each capitulum 6-13 mm in diameter. Phyllaries obtuse at apex, the inner with a membranous margin. Achene c. 2mm. Pappus of numerous short, paleaceous teeth.
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Derivation of specific name: maderaspatana: from the Madras region of India
Habitat: In wet places, such as river beds and by streams.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical and South Africa, Asia and Madagascar.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): W
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Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 209. (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 25.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 37. (Includes a picture).

Wild, H. (1975). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 4. Astereae. Kirkia 10(1) Pages 11 - 13. (Includes a picture).

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Grangea maderaspatana
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Grangea maderaspatana., retrieved 27 May 2024

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