Emilia brachycephala (R.E. Fr.) C. Jeffrey

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Emilia brachycephala

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Domboshawa

Emilia brachycephala

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Domboshawa

Emilia brachycephala

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Mutirikwi CL, Murray MacDougall Drive

Emilia brachycephala

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mutirikwi CL, Murray MacDougall Drive

Emilia brachycephala

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mt Susurumba, Juliasdale.

Emilia brachycephala

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mt Susurumba, Juliasdale.

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Synonyms: Senecio brachycephalus R.E. Fr.
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Status: Native
Description:
Erect or ascending hairless annual, 20-50 cm high. Stems not succulent, purplish. Leaves linear to narrowly oblanceolate, up to 4.5 cm long (mostly smaller); apex obtuse; base narrowed to a petiole-like base; margin irregularly and very shallowly crenate. Capitula base truncate, 10-13 mm in diameter, including rays. Phyllaries c. 13, equal, in 1 series, 5-6 mm. Rays 11-13, 4-5 mm long, orange-yellow. Achenes c.1.5 mm, papillose. Pappus of numerous white setae, 2-3 mm long.
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Habitat: In seasonally wet seepage zones in thin soil over rock.
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Flowering time:Nov - May
Worldwide distribution: Known from Zambia and Zimbabwe but may be more widespread.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
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Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 15.

Jeffrey, C. (1986). The Senecioneae in East Tropical Africa: Notes on Compositae: IV Kew Bulletin 41(4) Page 918.

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 30.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Emilia brachycephala
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Emilia brachycephala
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Emilia brachycephala
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Emilia brachycephala.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=161510, retrieved 18 September 2019

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