Nidorella spartioides (O. Hoffm.) Cronquist

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Nidorella spartioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Nidorella spartioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Nidorella spartioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Nidorella spartioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Nidorella spartioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Nidorella spartioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Conyza spartioides O. Hoffm.
Marsea spartioides (O. Hoffm.) Hiern
Nidorella malosana Baker
Nidorella stricta O. Hoffm.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial, often with numerous ribbed stems up to 35 cm high growing from a woody rootstock. Leaves linear to oblong-lanceolate, up to 2 cm long, sometimes longer when protected from fire, scabrously hairy, 3-5-veined from the base; veins prominent beneath; margin entire or with a few distant teeth. Inflorescence of dense subglobose heads at the ends of branches. Capitula hemispheric, up to 5 mm in diameter. Involucral bracts up to 4.5 mm long, irrEgularly serrate. Florets yellow, c. 3.5 mm long. Achns ellipsoid, 1 mm long, hairy and sometimes glandular; pappus of 15-25 whitish barbellate setae.
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Habitat: In submontane grassland and along roadsides.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Cameroon, DRC, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.
Malawi distribution: N,C,S
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Content last updated: Thursday 8 November 2018
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 103.

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

Wild, H. (1975). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 4. Astereae. Kirkia 10(1) Pages 71 - 72.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Nidorella spartioides
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Nidorella spartioides
The Plant List (version 1.1): Nidorella spartioides
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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: Nidorella spartioides.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=203860, retrieved 17 December 2018

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