Bothriocline longipes (Oliv. & Hiern) N.E.Br.

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Bothriocline longipes

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along northern loop, Nyika National Park

Bothriocline longipes

Picture: Bart Wursten
Entrance to Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

Bothriocline longipes

Picture: Bart Wursten
Entrance to Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

Bothriocline longipes

Picture: Bart Wursten
Entrance to Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

Bothriocline longipes

Picture: Bart Wursten
Entrance to Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

Bothriocline longipes

Picture: Bart Wursten
Entrance to Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Bothriocline eupatorioides (Hutch. & Burtt) Wild & G.V. Pope
Bothriocline schimperi Oliv. & Hiern ex Benth. var. longipes Oliv. & Hiern
Bothriocline tomentosa (Oliv. & Hiern) Wild & G.V. Pope
Erlangea eupatorioides Hutch. & B.L. Burtt
Erlangea longipes (Oliv. & Hiern) S. Moore
Erlangea pubescens S. Moore
Erlangea spissa S. Moore
Erlangea tomentosa (Oliv. & Hiern) S. Moore
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect, bushy perennial up to 2.5 m tall, becoming woody below and growing from a woody rootstock. Leaves opposite, lanceolate to somewhat ovate, mostly 4-20 cm long, sparsely pubescent or almost hairless above, more densely so beneath; margin dentate-serrate with callose-tipped teeth; petiole up to 4 cm long. Capitula numerous in terminal branched heads, subglobose at first but becoming more lax and wider. Florets mauve to purple, 4-7 mm long. Achenes obovoid-oblong, up to 1.8 mm long, 4-5-ribbed or upto 8-ribbed with secondary ribs developed, pale-brown; pappus of few barbellate setae c. 2 mm long, falling quickly.
Type location:
Sudan
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: longipes: with a long foot, probably referring to the longer petioles compared to related species.
Habitat: At margins of forest and in grassland, often in rocky places, sometimes in wooded grassland or riverine vegetation at lower altitudes.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,Mc
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Content last updated: Thursday 27 September 2018
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 174 - 175. (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 86. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 28.

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Pages 166 - 167. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 51.

Wild, H. & Pope, G.V. (1977). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 7. Vernonieae (excluding Vernonia). Kirkia 10(2) Pages 372 - 374. Also as B. eupatorioides

Wild, H. & Pope, G.V. (1977). New and interesting Compositae from South-Central Africa, 3 Kirkia 10(2) Page 323. As Bothriocline tomentosa

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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Bothriocline longipes.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=201860, retrieved 30 November 2021

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