Eschenbachia tigrensis (Oliv. & Hiern) G.L.Nesom

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Eschenbachia tigrensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near Dam 2, Nyika National Park

Eschenbachia tigrensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near Dam 2, Nyika National Park

Eschenbachia tigrensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near Dam 2, Nyika National Park

Eschenbachia tigrensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near Dam 2, Nyika National Park

Eschenbachia tigrensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near Dam 2, Nyika National Park

Eschenbachia tigrensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near Dam 2, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Conyza hochstetteri Sch. Bip. ex A. Rich. var. silvestris Vatke
Conyza hochstetteri Sch. Bip. ex A. Rich. var. pratensis Vatke
Conyza tigrensis Oliv. & Hiern var. sylvestris (Vatke) Engl.
Conyza tigrensis Oliv. & Hiern var. erythrolepis Chiov.
Conyza tigrensis Oliv. & Hiern var. pratensis (Vatke) Engl.
Conyza tigrensis Oliv. & Hiern
Erigeron echioides Sch. Bip.
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Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial herb, up to 1.3 m high. Stem ribbed, thinly hairy. Leaves ovate to ovate-oblong or lanceolate, upper sessile, clasping the stem, lower petiolate, 20-150 mm long, thinly hairy or hairless, midrib and veins paler beneath; margin broadly toothed or subentire. Inflorescence terminal or in the axils of upper bracts, of numerous, more or less densely congested capitula. Involucre bracts, elliptic- to lanceolate-oblong, green or more or less crimson or purple, hairless. Florets yellow, without ligules on the ray-florets. Achenes pale, shining, with few appressed microscopic hairs. Pappus white.
Type location:
Ethiopia
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: tigrensis: of Tigray in Ethiopia.
Habitat: In montane grassland, along forest margins and roadsides.
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): E
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Content last updated: Wednesday 3 April 2019
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 89.

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.

Wild, H. (1975). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 4. Astereae. Kirkia 10(1) Pages 59 - 60.

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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: Eschenbachia tigrensis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159020, retrieved 5 March 2024

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