Macledium poggei (O.Hoffm.) S.Ortiz

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Macledium poggei

Lusaka, Lazy-J Ranch;
May 2000.
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Macledium poggei

Woodland flora;
Kasanka NP; May 2011.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Macledium poggei

Perennial herb in woodland; flowers yellow;
Kasanka NP; May 2007.
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Dicoma angustifolia (S. Moore) Wild
Dicoma poggei O. Hoffm.
Dicoma quinquenervia Baker
Common names: Palibe kantu (‘no problem’) (Nyanja)
Status: Native
An erect, slender perennial herb, 35-79 cm tall from a woody rootstock. Stems annual, 1-3, whitish arachnose. Leaves discolorous, subsessile, less than 20 mm wide, not sheathing at the base, margins strongly revolute. Capitula with all phyllaries (outer bracts) appressed and ascending.
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Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Cb,Lp,N,C,Lk
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Content last updated: Friday 7 November 2014

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Pages 33 - 36. As Dicoma poggei and D. angustifolia (Includes a picture).

Wild, H. (1972). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 3. Mutisieae. Kirkia 8(2) Pages 181 - 182. as Dicoma quinquenervia and D. angustifolia

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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Macledium poggei., retrieved 18 April 2024

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