Sonchus friesii Boulos
var. integer G.V. Pope

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Sonchus friesii var. integer

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Sonchus friesii var. integer

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Sonchus friesii var. integer

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Common names:
Status: Native
Erect perennial herb, up to 1 m, from a semi-woody taproot. Leaves may be entire or dentate, clasping around the stem. This variety is usually more slender than var. friesii with mostly unlobed leaves and the involucres narrowly cylindric (c. 5 mm in diameter).
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Montane grassland, scrubland and cleared ground
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Aug - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Southern Malawi and border mountains of Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Malawi distribution: S
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Content last updated: Wednesday 25 March 2015

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 28.

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Pages 222 - 223.

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Flora of Mozambique: Sonchus friesii var. integer
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Sonchus friesii
African Plant Database: Sonchus friesii
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Sonchus friesii
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Wikipedia: Sonchus friesii

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: Sonchus friesii var. integer., retrieved 12 April 2024

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