Schistostephium heptalobum (DC.) Benth. & Hook.f. ex Oliv. & Hiern

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Schistostephium heptalobum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Cecil Kop Nature Reserve, Mutare

Schistostephium heptalobum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Silver Mist cottage, near Troutbeck

Schistostephium heptalobum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Silver Mist cottage, near Troutbeck

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Synonyms: Schistostephium dactyliferum Hutch.
Schistostephium mollissimum Hutch.
Schistostephium rogersii Hutch.
Common names:
Status: Native
Erect or sprawling perennial herb; leaves deeply lobed but not appearing pinnate, covered in grey velvety hairs.
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: heptalobum: with 7 lobes, referring to the leaves
Habitat: A species of Brachystegia woodland, grassland and bracken scrub in high rainfall areas.
Altitude range: Up to 2150 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): C
Growth form(s):
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 105. as Schistostephium mollissimum

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 34.

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 426 - 427. (Includes a picture).

Harris, T. (2013). A treatment of the African genus Schistostephium (Compositae: Anthemideae) Kew Bulletin 68(1) Pages 113 - 116. (Includes a picture).

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 27.

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 320 - 321. (Includes a picture).

Van Wyk, B. & Malan, S. (1988). Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Witwatersrand and Pretoria Region Struik, Cape Town Pages 114 - 116. (Includes a picture).

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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: Schistostephium heptalobum., retrieved 24 July 2024

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