Details of record no: 93943

Acanthospermum hispidum DC.

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Record details:

Date: 05 May 1988
Recorder(s):GL Maggs
Collector(s):GL Maggs
Determiner(s):GL Maggs
Location: Caprivi: Lisikili, south-east of Katima Mulilo.
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Planted code: Not planted
Country: Namibia (Caprivi Strip)
Quarter Degree Square: 1724C2
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Altitude (metres): 0
Notes: Herb; Notes: Bushy, annual herb, 30 cm high. Stems rigid, articulated, dichotomously branched, green-brown with dense, white, scabrous indumentum. Leaves opposite but often clustered, simple, subsessile; lamina obovate, apex acute, base cuneate, margin entire but sinuate, dull green, thinly textured both surfaces densely pubescent, persistent, up to 30 x 12 mm. Inflorescence solitary, axillary, subsessile, partially hidden by foliar leaves, 7-8 mm in diameter. Florets yellow, inconspicuous. Fruit a spiny achene. (Exotic - from Brazil = a weed in cultivated fields)
Latitude, Longitude: -17.625000, 24.375000
Location Accuracy Code: 5

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Individual record no: 93943: Acanthospermum hispidum., retrieved 29 September 2023

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