Sphaeranthus gazaensis Bremek.

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Sphaeranthus gazaensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along path to Danger Point, Victoria Falls NP

Sphaeranthus gazaensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along path to Danger Point, Victoria Falls NP

Sphaeranthus gazaensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along path to Danger Point, Victoria Falls NP

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Common names:
Status: Native
Sprawling or suberect herb, up to 75 cm, branching from the base. Branches with long hairs, distinctly winged, 1-3mm wide, entire or spinulose-dentate, particularly along the upper parts of stems and branches. Leaves up to c. 6 cm long, with long hairs and sessile glands on both surfaces; base decurrent into the wings; margin spinulose-dentate. Glomerules on long haiy and glandular peduncles, terminal or in the upper leaf axils, usually ellipsoid when mature.
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: gazaensis: of Gazaland, a historic name for Southern Mozambique.
Habitat: In wet grassland.
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Madagascar.
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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 100 - 101.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Sphaeranthus gazaensis
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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 gazaensis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159280, retrieved 29 September 2023

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