Emilia coccinea (Sims) G. Don

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Emilia coccinea

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Tiger Kloof, Mutare

Emilia coccinea

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Vumba rd, before Westaway

Emilia coccinea

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Edge of Aberfoyle Golf course

Emilia coccinea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Edge of Aberfoyle Golf course

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Synonyms: Emilia javanica sensu Agnew
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Erect glaucous annual herb to 1 m. Stems and leaves slightly succulent, often purplish, especially below. Leaves sessile: lamina up to 20 × 6 cm, lanceolate to oblong, sparsely hairy and glabrescent; base amplexicaul; apex acute; margin with scattered minute teeth. Calyculus 0. Capitula c. 12 mm across (including the rays), orange or red; base 3-5 mm across. Phyllaries 9 mm, c. 8-9, equal in 1 series. Rays 0.
Derivation of specific name: coccinea: scarlet, although the flowers can often be bright orange
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Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 166 - 167. (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 93.

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.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Emilia coccinea
African Plant Database: Emilia coccinea
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Emilia coccinea
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Emilia coccinea
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Emilia coccinea
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Emilia coccinea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Emilia coccinea
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Emilia coccinea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Emilia coccinea
Ispot Southern Africa: Emilia coccinea
JSTOR Plant Science: Emilia coccinea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Emilia coccinea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Emilia coccinea
The Plant List (version 1.1): Emilia coccinea
Tropicos: Emilia coccinea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Emilia coccinea.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=161520, retrieved 16 October 2018

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