Sphagneticola trilobata (L.) Pruski

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Sphagneticola trilobata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Arundel School Road, Harare

Sphagneticola trilobata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Arundel School Road, Harare

Sphagneticola trilobata

Photo: Mark Hyde
Bushbaby Lodge, Cromlet Road, Arcturus

Sphagneticola trilobata

Photo: Mark Hyde
Lodge 147, Mazvikadei

Sphagneticola trilobata

Photo: Mark Hyde
Lodge 147, Mazvikadei

Sphagneticola trilobata

Photo: Mark Hyde
Lodge 147, Mazvikadei

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Synonyms: Thelechitonia trilobata (L.) H. Rob. & Cuatrec.
Wedelia trilobata (L.) Hitchc.
Common names: Singapore daisy (English)
Frequency:
Status: Introduced
Description:
Perennial herb to 30 cm, but usually much shorter. Stems prostrate, creeping and rooting at the nodes. Leaves dark green, shiny, entire, serrate to lobed. Capitula 3 cm in diameter, yellow to orange-yellow, solitary on long peduncles. Achenes brown.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: trilobata: three-lobed, referring to the leaves
Habitat: Escaping on roadsides.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Native of tropical America; widely cultivated and sometimes naturalised.
Malawi distribution: C
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Henderson, L. (2001). Alien weeds and invasive plants Plant Protection Research Institute Handbook No. 12. Plant Protection Research Institute, Agricultural Research Council, South Africa. Page 58. (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 29. as Wedelia trilobata

Pienaar, K. (1984). The South African What Flower is that? (A-Z of Garden flowers in South Africa). 2nd impression. Struik, Cape Town. Page 347. (Includes a picture).

Sheat, W.G. & Schofield, G. (1995). Complete Gardening in Southern Africa Struik, South Africa Page 285. (Includes a picture).

Other sources of information about Sphagneticola trilobata:

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Flora of Malawi: cultivated Sphagneticola trilobata
Flora of Mozambique: Sphagneticola trilobata
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Sphagneticola trilobata
Flora of Zimbabwe: Sphagneticola trilobata
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Sphagneticola trilobata

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Sphagneticola trilobata
African Plant Database: Sphagneticola trilobata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Sphagneticola trilobata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Sphagneticola trilobata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Sphagneticola trilobata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Sphagneticola trilobata
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Sphagneticola trilobata
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Sphagneticola trilobata
iNaturalist: Sphagneticola trilobata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sphagneticola trilobata
JSTOR Plant Science: Sphagneticola trilobata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sphagneticola trilobata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Sphagneticola trilobata
Plants of the World Online: Sphagneticola trilobata
The Plant List (version 1.1): Sphagneticola trilobata
Tropicos: Sphagneticola trilobata
Wikipedia: Sphagneticola trilobata


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Sphagneticola trilobata.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=160400, retrieved 15 December 2019

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