Aspilia kotschyi (Sch. Bip.ex Hochst.) Oliv.
var. kotschyi

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Aspilia kotschyi var. kotschyi

Picture: Helen Pickering
Just east of the Sinde river, walk south, cross the railway line and follow various paths towards the Zambezi

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Synonyms: Aspilia brachypetala S. Moore
Dipterotheca kotschyi Sch. Bip.
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Status: Native
Description:
Erect, sparsely branched annual herb, up to 1.3 m tall Most parts covered in rough hairs. Leaves opposite, ± sessile; narrowly lanceolate, up to 20 × 5 cm, roughly hairy on both surfaces with longer hairs on the veins below; margin shallowly scalloped to almost entire. Capitula c. 2 cm in diameter, in the upper leaf axils. Ray florets dark purple to purple-brown, rarely pink. See white-flowered var. alba for comparison.
Type location:
Ethiopia
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: kotschyi: after Karl Georg Theodor Kotschy (1813-1866), Austrian botanical explorer and plant collector in the Orient.
Habitat: A weed in disturbed areas.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N,Lk,S
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Literature:

Beentje, H.J. & Ghazanfar, S.A. (eds.) (2005). Compositae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 747.

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 81.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 29.

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.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 33. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 31. as Aspilia kotschyi

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 50.

Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Dowsett-Lemaire, F., Congdon, C., Branch, B., Collins, S., Curran, M., Dowsett, R,J., Fishpool, L., Francisco, J., Harris, Kopp, M. & de Sousa, C. (2012). Mt Mabu, Mozambique: Biodiversity and Conservation Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London Page 72.

Wild, H. (1966). The African Species of the Genus Aspilia Thouars Kirkia 5(2) Pages 202 - 204.

Wild, H. (1967). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 1. Heliantheae. Kirkia 6(1) Pages 40 - 41.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Aspilia kotschyi var. kotschyi

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Aspilia kotschyi var. kotschyi.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=160410, retrieved 26 September 2020

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