Sphaeranthus angolensis O. Hoffm.

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Synonyms: Sphaeranthus senegalensis sensu Ross-Craig
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Status: Native
Erect or suberect branching herb, up to 70 cm tall. Branches winged, up to 2 mm wide, variously hairy, mucronate-dentate along the margins, rarely almost entire. Leaves up to 5 × 1.8 cm, shortly bristly hairy; base decurrent into the wings; margin bristly dentate. Glomerules on hairy, narrowly winged peduncles, terminal or in the upper leaf axils, ellipsoid when mature, up to 7 × 14 mm. See S. gazaensis for comparison.
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Derivation of specific name: angolensis: of Angola
Habitat: In vleis
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lk
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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 28.

Wild, H. (1980). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area, 12. Inuleae (continued). Kirkia 12(1) Pages 101 - 102.

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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: Sphaeranthus angolensis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159260, retrieved 26 September 2023

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