Acanthospermum glabratum (DC.) Wild

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Acanthospermum glabratum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lake Chivero Recreational Park

Acanthospermum glabratum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lake Chivero Recreational Park

Acanthospermum glabratum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lake Chivero Recreational Park

Acanthospermum glabratum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lake Chivero Recreational Park

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Synonyms: Acanthospermum xanthoides (Kunth) DC. var. glabratum DC.
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Prostrate annual herb (or possibly short-lived perennial). Leaves elliptic to broadly ovate, 1-3 cm long, mostly hairless but gland-dotted; margin coarsely toothed. Capitula pedunculate, 5-7 mm in diameter when flowering, pale yellowish. Fertile achenes usually 4-5, each enclosed in an enlarged inner phyllary, forming an oblong-fusiform fruit, 8-10 mm long, covered with numerous hooked spines.
Type location:
Brazil
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Derivation of specific name: glabratum: hairless
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Worldwide distribution: Native to South America. Introduced in southern USA and southern Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca):
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,C,Lk
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Literature:

Beentje, H.J. & Ghazanfar, S.A. (eds.) (2005). Compositae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 766.

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 2.

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 23.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 30.

Wild, H. (1967). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 1. Heliantheae. Kirkia 6(1) Pages 6 - 7.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Acanthospermum glabratum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Acanthospermum glabratum
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Acanthospermum glabratum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=160270, retrieved 17 April 2021

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