Emilia integrifolia Baker

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Emilia integrifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Kaulime, Nyika National Park

Emilia integrifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Kaulime, Nyika National Park

Emilia integrifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Kaulime, Nyika National Park

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Common names:
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Annual or short-lived perennial herb, up to 1 m high but often very much shorter. Stems slender, hairless or pubescent, sometimes purplish above. Leaves sessile, somewhat fleshy, linear-lanceolate, up to 6 cm long, larger leaves clasping the stem at the base. Capitula 3-4 terminal, in more or less branched, lax to moderately congested inflorescences. Involucre cylindrical, 4–6.5 mm long and 1–2 mm in diameter; phyllaries usually 8 but up to 13, green tinged purplish, hairless or shortly pubescent. Florets numerous, discoid, pale to bright purple, pink or rarely white, 4-6.5 mm long. Achenes hairless, up to 1.5 mm long; pappus, 2.5-4 mm long.
Derivation of specific name: integrifolia: with undivided leaves.
Habitat: In marshy grassland and bogs.
Altitude range: 950 - 2400 m
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Madagascar.
Malawi distribution: N
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Content last updated: Saturday 6 April 2019

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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. (Includes a picture).

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.

Jeffrey, C. (1986). The Senecioneae in East Tropical Africa: Notes on Compositae: IV Kew Bulletin 41(4) Page 917.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 30.

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Emilia integrifolia
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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: Emilia integrifolia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=212540, retrieved 21 April 2024

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