Microglossa pyrrhopappa (A.Rich.) Agnew

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Microglossa pyrrhopappa

Miombo and chipya woodland
Kipemba area, Kalumbila Distr.
Oct 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Microglossa pyrrhopappa

Miombo and chipya woodland
Kipemba area, Kalumbila Distr.
Oct 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Microglossa pyrrhopappa

Miombo and chipya woodland
Kipemba area, Kalumbila Distr.
Oct 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Conyza pyrrhopappa Sch.Bip. ex A.Rich.
Erigeron pyrrhopappus (Schultz Bip. ex A. Rich.) Schultz Bip. ex Schweinf.
Marsea pyrrhopappa (Schultz Bip. ex A. Rich.) Hiern
Microglossa angolensis Oliv. & Hiern
Microglossa oblongifolia O. Hoffm.
Pluchea crenata Qu├ęzel
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Status: Native
Robust erect perennial shrubby herb, up to 2m tall; stems ribbed, more or less densely hairy or velvety. Leaves sessile or very shortly pseudopetiolate, more or less narrowly elliptic, lanceolate or oblanceolate, upto 9 cm long, tapering at the base into a very short, narrowly winged pseudopetiole,variously hairy on both surfaces; margin slightly rolled under, entire or with a few callose-tipped teeth. Inflorescences in large branched heads up to 20 cm in diameter. Capitula numerous, broadly funnel-shaped, c. 5-6 mm long and 6-8 mm wide. Florets yellow with rays often paler yellow to almost white, strap-shaped, up to 2.9 mm long.
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Habitat: In grassland, woodland and at forest margins, often in moist places.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Nigeria, Cameroon, DRC, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia. Also in Egypt and Yemen.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): C
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Content last updated: Saturday 3 December 2022

Beentje, H.J. (ed.) (2002). Compositae (Part 2) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 499 - 500. As Conyza pyrrhopappa

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 87. As Conyza pyrrhopappa

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 29. As Conyza pyrrhopappa

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 52. As Conyza pyrrhopappa

Wild, H. (1975). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 4. Astereae. Kirkia 10(1) Pages 47 - 48. As Conyza pyrrhopappa

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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: Microglossa pyrrhopappa.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=203830, retrieved 2 March 2024

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