Launaea violacea (O. Hoffm.) L. Boulos

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Common names:
Status: Native
Pyrophytic stemless perennial herb, up to 6 cm high, flowering before the leaves appear.
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Habitat: Montane grassland.
Altitude range: Above 2000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania and Malawi
Malawi distribution: N
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Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Page 218.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Launaea violacea
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Launaea violacea
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Launaea violacea
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Launaea violacea
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iNaturalist: Launaea violacea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Launaea violacea
JSTOR Plant Science: Launaea violacea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Launaea violacea
Plants of the World Online: Launaea violacea
Tropicos: Launaea violacea
Wikipedia: Launaea violacea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Launaea violacea., retrieved 4 December 2023

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