Gnaphalium polycaulon Pers.

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Gnaphalium polycaulon

Picture: Bart Wursten
Nr Odzani R. bridge

Gnaphalium polycaulon

Picture: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park Nature Reserve

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Synonyms: Gnaphalium multicaule Willd.
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Status: Native
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Derivation of specific name: polycaulon: with many stems
Habitat: As a weed in damp places.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Asia, Australia, West Indies, Brazil, Egypt, Tropical and South Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,C,E,S
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Hilliard, O.M. (1983). Asteraceae, Inuleae, Gnaphaliinae Flora of Southern Africa 33-7-2 Pages 26 - 27.

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 25.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 34.

Wild, H. (1980). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area, 12. Inuleae (continued). Kirkia 12(1) Pages 73 - 74.

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Flora of Botswana: Gnaphalium polycaulon
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Flora of Mozambique: Gnaphalium polycaulon
Flora of Zimbabwe: Gnaphalium polycaulon

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Gnaphalium polycaulon
African Plant Database: Gnaphalium polycaulon
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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: Gnaphalium polycaulon., retrieved 19 April 2024

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