Nidorella resedifolia DC.
subsp. microcephala (Steetz) Wild

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Nidorella resedifolia subsp. microcephala

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Island 2, Katombora, Zambezi

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Synonyms: Nidorella membranifolia Steetz
Nidorella microcephala Steetz
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Status: Native
Erect annual herb, up to 1.3 m. Stems slender, ribbed along their length. Lower leaves obovate, with crenate-dentate margins. Leaves higher up the stem narrowly oblong, sessile. Inflorescence a terminal panicle of minute subspherical capitula. Flowers yellow.
Derivation of specific name: resedifolia: leaves like that of a Reseda (i.e. pinnatifid); microcephala: with very small heads
Habitat: In damp places along rivers.
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Zanzibar, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Caprivi-Namibia and northern South Africa.
Botswana distribution: N
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Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 170 - 171. (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 33. As Nidorella microcephala

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 27.

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

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 36. Nidorella microcephala

Wild, H. (1975). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 4. Astereae. Kirkia 10(1) Pages 69 - 70. as Nidorella microcephala

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 89.

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Flora of Caprivi: Nidorella resedifolia subsp. microcephala
Flora of Malawi: Nidorella resedifolia subsp. microcephala
Flora of Mozambique: Nidorella resedifolia subsp. microcephala
Flora of Zambia: Nidorella resedifolia subsp. microcephala
Flora of Zimbabwe: Nidorella resedifolia subsp. microcephala

External websites:

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

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 Botswana: Species information: Nidorella resedifolia subsp. microcephala., retrieved 19 June 2024

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