Nidorella aegyptiaca (L.) J.C.Manning & Goldblatt

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Nidorella aegyptiaca

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Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Synonyms: Conyza aegyptiaca (L.) Ait. var. lineariloba (DC.) O. Hoffm.
Conyza aegyptiaca (L.) Aiton
Conyza lineariloba DC.
Conyza pinnatifida sensu Eyles
Conyza transvaalensis Bremek.
Edemias aegyptiaca Raf.
Erigeron aegyptiacus L.
Erigeron hispidus DC.
Erigeron serratus Forssk.
Eschenbachia aegyptiaca (L.) Brouillet
Eschenbachia globosa Moench
Marsea aegyptiaca Hiern
Common names:
Status: Native or possibly introduced.
Erect, ± sticky and aromatic, annual or biennial, herb, up to1.5 m. Leaves sessile, variable; lamina up to c.10 cm, linear to narrowly lanceolate or narrowly oblanceolate, subentire or coarsely dentate to lobed or more deeply lobed; base amplexicaul. Inflorescence of lax, elongate or corymbose, terminal or axillary panicles. Capitula c.12-15 mm, hemispherical, often nodding. Phyllaries 2-5-seriate. Achenes c.1 mm, oblanceolate, flattened, minutely pubescent, ribbed at the edges. Pappus of numerous, barbellate setae, united at the base, persistent and very accrescent.
Notes: Recorded for Botswana in Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds) (2003).
Derivation of specific name: aegyptiaca: of Egypt
Habitat: In open woodland, grassland and in disturbed places such as roadsides and cultivated land.
Flowering time:Nov - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Africa, Australia and Asia.
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Beentje, H.J. (ed.) (2002). Compositae (Part 2) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 496 - 497. As Conyza aegyptiaca

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 87. As Conyza aegyptiaca

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 16. As Conyza aegyptiaca

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 10. As Conyza aegyptiaca

Goodier, R. & Phipps, J.B. (1961). A revised checklist of the vascular plants of the Chimanimani Mountains Kirkia 1 Page 65. As Conyza aegyptiaca

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 208. As Conyza aegyptiaca (Includes a picture).

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 24. As Conyza aegyptiaca

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 29. As Conyza aegyptiaca

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 35. As Conyza aegyptiaca (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 32. As Conyza aegyptiaca

Wild, H. (1975). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 4. Astereae. Kirkia 10(1) Pages 51 - 53. As Conyza aegyptiaca

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 88. As Conyza aegyptiaca

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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 Botswana: Species information: Nidorella aegyptiaca., retrieved 19 May 2024

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