Dicoma niccolifera Wild

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Dicoma niccolifera

In nickel clearing; Mitaba; Jul 2006.
Photo: Andy Fleming

Dicoma niccolifera

In nickel clearing
florets mauve
Jul 2006
Photo: Andy Fleming

Dicoma niccolifera

In nickel clearing
Jul 2006
Photo: Andy Fleming

Dicoma niccolifera

In nickel clearing
florets mauve
Mitaba; Jul 2006.
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Common names:
A low-growing bushy herb with pale annual stems arising from a slender taproot. Stems up to 60 cm. long, stems and leaves pale grey lanate. Leaves elliptic, mostly more than 7 mm. wide, widest above the middle, narrowing to a winged midrib below. Capitula with numerous phyllaries, papery, the innermost longest, recurved.
Type location:
Notes: Most collections from nickel bearing soils.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Nickel bearing soils.
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Worldwide distribution: Mostly from serpentine soils in Zimbabwe, but also known from non-serpentine areas in Zimbabwe and Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lk
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Content last updated: Friday 7 November 2014

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 13.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 172.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 134.

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.

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Page 42. (Includes a picture).

Wild, H. (1965). The Flora of the Great Dyke of Southern Rhodesia with special reference to the Serpentine soils. Kirkia 5(1) Page 81.

Wild, H. (1972). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 3. Mutisieae. Kirkia 8(2) Pages 186 - 187.

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dicoma niccolifera
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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: Dicoma niccolifera.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=161930, retrieved 22 February 2024

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