Emilia basifolia Baker

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Emilia basifolia

Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Dec 2012
Photo: Lari Merrett

Emilia basifolia

Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Dec 2012
Photo: Lari Merrett

Emilia basifolia

Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Dec 2012
Photo: Lari Merrett

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Status: Native
Erect, sometimes somewhat scrambling annual herb, 20-50 cm high; stems pubescent in the lowers part. Leaves densely concentrated near the base of the plant, sessile, narrowly obovate or elliptic, 1.5-4.5 cm long, more or less densely hairy; margin obscurely toothed. Capitula solitary terminal on long hairless peduncles. Involucre cylindric, 5.5-6.5 mm long and c. 3.5 mm wide; bracts 11, 5-7 mm long, hairless. Disc florets 4.5- 5.2 mm long, orange; ray florets absent. Achenes 1.5-2.2 mm long, hairless; pappus 3.5-4 mm long.
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Derivation of specific name: basifolia: with leaves at the base.
Habitat: Moist grassland
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc
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Content last updated: Friday 29 July 2016

Beentje, H.J. & Ghazanfar, S.A. (eds.) (2005). Compositae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 580.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 31.

Jeffrey, C. (1986). The Senecioneae in East Tropical Africa: Notes on Compositae: IV Kew Bulletin 41(4) Page 913.

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Flora of Malawi: Emilia basifolia
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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: Emilia basifolia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=227310, retrieved 27 February 2024

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