Emilia coccinea (Sims) G. Don

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Emilia coccinea

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Tiger Kloof, Mutare

Emilia coccinea

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Vumba rd, before Westaway

Emilia coccinea

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SRGH

Emilia coccinea

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SRGH

Emilia coccinea

Picture: Mark Hyde
SRGH

Emilia coccinea

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SRGH

Emilia coccinea

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Nhancuco, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

Emilia coccinea

Picture: Bart Wursten
Nhancuco, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

Emilia coccinea

Picture: Bart Wursten
Nhancuco, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

Emilia coccinea

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Edge of Aberfoyle Golf course

Emilia coccinea

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Edge of Aberfoyle Golf course

Emilia coccinea

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Near Pungwe River at Katiyo Tea Estate

Emilia coccinea

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At the base of forested slopes below Gogogo, Mt Gorongosa.

Emilia coccinea

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Along trail from Nhabawa to Mt Binga, between Mussapa and Nhamadzi rivers, lower Chimanimani Conservation Area.

Emilia coccinea

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Ngomakurira, Chinhamora CL.

Emilia coccinea

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Compound of Community Education Centre, Gorongosa National Park

Emilia coccinea

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Limbuni Hills, Tsangano, Tete

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Synonyms: Cacalia coccinea Sims
Emilia flammea sensu auct., non Cass.
Emilia javanica sensu Agnew
Emilia sagittata sensu auct., non DC.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect blue-green annual herb to 1 m. Stems and leaves slightly succulent, often purplish, especially below. Leaves sessile, lanceolate to oblong, up to 20 × 6 cm, sparsely hairy and becoming hairless; clasping the stem at the base; margin with scattered minute teeth. Capitula c. 12 mm across, orange or red; base 3-5 mm across. Invlucral bracts c. 8-9, 9 mm long, equal in 1 series. Rays absent.
Type location:
Cultivated plant
Notes: This species was formerly described in a broad sense, including at least 7 taxa now recognized as separate species. Of these Coccinia caespitosa, Coccinia vanmeelii and Coccinia lisowskiana are also found in Zambia. As the distribution of the latter is not yet clear it is possible that records placed here under C. coccinia may include some that should now be assigned to C. caespitosa.
Derivation of specific name: coccinea: scarlet, although the flowers can often be bright orange
Habitat: In sandy and rocky woodland or margins of forest, often in disturbed areas.
Altitude range: Up to 1800 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Burundi, Uganda, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces):
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Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 166 - 167. (Includes a picture).

Beentje, H.J. & Ghazanfar, S.A. (eds.) (2005). Compositae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 583 - 584. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 93.

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 31. Probably also as Emilia flammea and E. sagittata

Jeffrey, C. (1986). The Senecioneae in East Tropical Africa: Notes on Compositae: IV Kew Bulletin 41(4) Pages 913 - 914.

Jeffrey, C. (1997). What Is Emilia coccinea (Sims) G. Don (Compositae)? A Revision of the Large-Headed Emilia Species of Africa Kew Bulletin 52(1) Page 209.

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.

Moriarty, A. (1975). Wild Flowers of Malawi Purnell & sons Cape Town. Page 156. As Emilia javanica (Includes a picture).

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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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 coccinea.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=161520, retrieved 17 October 2019

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