Pseudognaphalium oligandrum (DC.) Hilliard & B.L. Burtt

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Pseudognaphalium oligandrum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd, nr Woodland rd junction

Pseudognaphalium oligandrum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd, nr Woodland rd junction

Pseudognaphalium oligandrum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road to Skyline Junction, close to Chimanimani village

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Synonyms: Gnaphalium oligandrum (DC.) Hilliard & B.L. Burtt
Common names:
Status: Native
Stout annual herb to 1 m. Stems simple or branching near the base; branches ± erect. Leaves up to 8 × 0.4-0.8 cm, narrowly oblong or oblong-lanceolate, hairless or glandular, and green above, white-tomentose beneath; base ± cordate-amplexicaul; margin undulate. Inflorescence a large terminal corymbose panicle; capitula borne in dense apical, spherical clusters. Involucres up to 4 mm in diameter; phyllaries in 4 rows; outer pale greenish-yellow; inner with a membranous appendage. Outer female florets very numerous, cylindric, whitish. Bisexual disk florets yellowish. Achenes ellipsoid, minutely mamillate. Pappus of numerous soft bristles.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: A plant of moist grasslands, forest edges and vleis. Also a weed of disturbed land and roadsides.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in north-eastern, eastern and southern Africa; also in Madagascar
Malawi distribution: C,S
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Hilliard, O.M. (1983). Asteraceae, Inuleae, Gnaphaliinae Flora of Southern Africa 33-7-2 Pages 54 - 56. (Includes a picture).

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 27.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 37.

Wild, H. (1980). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area, 12. Inuleae (continued). Kirkia 12(1) Pages 78 - 79. as Gnaphalium oligandrum

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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: Pseudognaphalium oligandrum., retrieved 26 May 2024

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