Sphaeranthus randii S. Moore
var. randii

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Sphaeranthus randii var. randii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

Sphaeranthus randii var. randii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

Sphaeranthus randii var. randii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

Sphaeranthus randii var. randii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

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Synonyms: Sphaeranthus angustifolius sensu Robyns
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Status: Native
Description:
Sometimes semi-aquatic herb, up to 70 cm tall. Stems branched, hairless, without wings or very narrowly winged. Leaves, up to 9 × 1 cm, linear-oblong, hairless; margin entire or mucronate-dentate. Glomerules terminal, more or less spherical, c. 1 cm in diameter.
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Derivation of specific name: randii: named after Dr R.F. Rand (1856-1937), English Medical doctor and early plant collector in Zimbabwe.
Habitat: In temporary and permanent vleis and swamps, often in standing water.
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Sudan, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lk
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Content last updated: Tuesday 13 March 2012
Literature:

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 108 - 109.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Sphaeranthus randii var. randii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159310, retrieved 18 January 2022

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