Guizotia scabra (Vis.) Chiov.

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Guizotia scabra

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Nr Bridge, Borrowdale Common

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Synonyms: Coreopsis galericulata Sherff
Guizotia collina S. Moore
Guizotia eylesii S. Moore
Guizotia kassneri De Wild.
Guizotia nyikensis Baker
Guizotia oblonga (Hutch.) Hutch. & Dalz.
Guizotia ringoetii De Wild.
Guizotia schultzii Sch. Bip.
Veslingia scabra Vis.
Wedelia oblonga Hutch.
Common names:
Status: Native
Erect perennial herb, up to 2 m but usually less. Leaves mostly opposite, variable in shape and size, from near linear to ovate-oblong; margin shallowly serrate. Capitula yellow, in inflorescences at the ends of branches. Ray-florets up to 2 cm, deeply 3-dentate at the apex.
Derivation of specific name: scabra: scabrid or rough
Habitat: In swampy areas and along streamsides, occasionally in high rainfall grassland.
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Worldwide distribution: Nigeria, Cameroon, DRC, Uganda, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Malawi distribution: N,S
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Beentje, H.J. & Ghazanfar, S.A. (eds.) (2005). Compositae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 771 - 773. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 95. as Guizotia scabra scabra (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 29.

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.

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 25.

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

Wild, H. (1967). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 1. Heliantheae. Kirkia 6(1) Page 12.

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Guizotia scabra
Flora of Mozambique: Guizotia scabra
Flora of Zambia: Guizotia scabra
Flora of Zimbabwe: Guizotia scabra

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Guizotia scabra
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Wikipedia: Guizotia scabra

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: Guizotia scabra., retrieved 22 June 2024

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