Eschenbachia gouanii (L.) G.L.Nesom

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Eschenbachia gouanii

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Car park, Vumba Botanic Garden

Eschenbachia gouanii

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Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Synonyms: Baccharis arunca Schrank ex DC.
Baccharis hieraciifolia Lam.
Conyza diffusa Poir.
Conyza gnaphalioides Sch.Bip. ex A.Rich.
Conyza gouanii (L.) Willd.
Conyza hochstetteri Sch. Bip. ex A. Rich.
Conyza parvicapitulata Lisowski
Dimorphanthes gouanii (L.) Cass.
Edemias gouanii (L.) Raf.
Erigeron diversifolius Cav.
Erigeron glomeratus Salisb.
Erigeron gouanii L.
Erigeron hochstetteri Sch.Bip. ex Schweinf.
Erigeron longifolius Brouss. ex Webb & Berthel.
Erigeron scariosus Moench
Marsea gouanii (L.) Hiern
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Status: Native
Erect perennial herb, up to 60 cm. One to three stems, simple or branched growing from a rootstock. Stems densely pilose, purplish. Leaves elliptic to oblanceolate, larger leaves around the base subpetiolate, smaller leaves higher on the stems sessile. Margins may be serrate towards the apex. Inflorescences dense to lax, terminal or axillary in the upper bracts. Capitula yellow with light green involucral bracts.
Derivation of specific name: gouanii: after Antoine Gouan (1733-1821), French botanist and professor of botany, correspondent of Linnaeus and author of the Hortus Regius Monspeliensis.
Habitat: A species of moist situations along roadsides vleis and stream banks, often found in shaded situations.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa, South Africa, Canary Islands and Arabia.
Malawi distribution: S
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Beentje, H.J. (ed.) (2002). Compositae (Part 2) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 493 - 494. As Conyza gouanii

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 10. As Conyza gouanii

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 30. As Conyza gouanii

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 24. As Conyza gouanii

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

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 gouanii

Wild, H. (1975). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 4. Astereae. Kirkia 10(1) Pages 60 - 62. As Conyza gouanii

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Eschenbachia gouanii., retrieved 15 April 2024

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