Nicolasia nitens (O. Hoffm.) Eyles

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Status: Native
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Derivation of specific name: nitens: glossy, shining
Habitat: In floodplains and pans.
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Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,S
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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 27.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 36.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 200.

Wild, H. (1980). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area, 12. Inuleae (continued). Kirkia 12(1) Pages 31 - 32.

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Flora of Botswana: Nicolasia nitens
Flora of Caprivi: Nicolasia nitens
Flora of Zimbabwe: Nicolasia nitens

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Nicolasia nitens
African Plant Database: Nicolasia nitens
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Nicolasia nitens
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Nicolasia nitens
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Nicolasia nitens
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Nicolasia nitens
Plants of the World Online: Nicolasia nitens
Tropicos: Nicolasia nitens
Wikipedia: Nicolasia nitens

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: Nicolasia nitens., retrieved 6 December 2023

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