Pleiotaxis rugosa O. Hoffm.

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Frequency: Probably rare in Zambia.
Status: Native
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Notes: Apparently only known from one specimen, Fanshawe 7046 (NDO)
Derivation of specific name: rugosa: with a wrinkled surface (rugose).
Habitat: On Kalahari sand.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B
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Wild, H. (1972). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 3. Mutisieae. Kirkia 8(2) Pages 195 - 196.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pleiotaxis rugosa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Pleiotaxis rugosa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pleiotaxis rugosa
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pleiotaxis rugosa
JSTOR Plant Science: Pleiotaxis rugosa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pleiotaxis rugosa
Plants of the World Online: Pleiotaxis rugosa
Tropicos: Pleiotaxis rugosa
Wikipedia: Pleiotaxis rugosa

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: Pleiotaxis rugosa., retrieved 21 February 2024

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