Brachythrix sonchoides Wild & G.V.Pope

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Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Type location:
Malawi, Nyika
Derivation of specific name: sonchoides: resembling a Sonchus sp. (also Asteraceae).
Habitat: Secondary forest or marshes and streamsides.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Only known from Nyika Plateau, Malawi and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
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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.

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Pages 178 - 179. (Includes a picture).

Wild, H. & Pope, G.V. (1978). Brachythrix: a new genus of the tribe Vernonieae (Compositae) from South Central Africa. Kirkia 11(1) Page 29. Protologue

Willis, C.K., Burrows, J.E., Fish, L., Phiri, P.S.M., Chikuni, A.C. & Golding, J. (2001). Developing a greater understanding of the flora of the Nyika Syst. Geogr. Pl. 71(2) Page 999.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Brachythrix sonchoides
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Brachythrix sonchoides., retrieved 16 October 2021

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