Crassocephalum crepidioides (Benth.) S. Moore

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Crassocephalum crepidioides

Picture: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Crassocephalum crepidioides

Picture: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Synonyms: Crassocephalum diversifolium Hiern
Gynura crepidioides Benth.
Gynura polycephala Benth.
Senecio diversifolius A. Rich.
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Status: Native
Annual herb up to 1.2 m. Leaves with winged petioles, simple but sometimes lobed; margin coarsely and sharply dentate. Capitula in a loosely branched inflorescence, often nodding. Colour variable, most commonly dull to bright orange-red.
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Habitat: Weed in disturbed soils, on roadsides and along the margins of woodland and forest.
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Worldwide distribution: West Africa from Senegal to Cameroon, Sudan, Ethiopia and southwards to South Africa; naturalised widely in tropical Asia and the Pacific.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Lk
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Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Pages 208 - 209. (Includes a picture).

Beentje, H.J. & Ghazanfar, S.A. (eds.) (2005). Compositae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 610 - 611.

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 89.

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 30.

Jeffrey, C. (1986). The Senecioneae in East Tropical Africa: Notes on Compositae: IV Kew Bulletin 41(4) Page 908.

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 24.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 29.

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 82 - 83. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 52.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crassocephalum crepidioides
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crassocephalum crepidioides
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Wikipedia: Crassocephalum crepidioides

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: Crassocephalum crepidioides., retrieved 19 April 2024

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