Blumea axillaris (Lam.) DC.

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Blumea axillaris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Blumea axillaris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Blumea axillaris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

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Synonyms: Blumea dregeanoides Sch. Bip. ex A. Rich.
Blumea lacera auct.
Blumea mollis (D.Don) Merr.
Blumea solidaginoides (Poir.) DC.
Common names:
Annual herb to 60 cm, softly pilose with spreading hairs and usually glandular ones in addition. Stems without wings. Lower leaves sessile or petiolate, usually sessile and progressively smaller upwards; lamina up to 7 × 3 cm, narrowly obovate to elliptic, from silky-villous to glabrescent on both sides; base cuneate; apex acute or apiculate; margin serrate. Capitula c.7 × 8 mm, in dense terminal narrow panicles. Phyllaries numerous, outer c.4.5 mm, inner c.11 mm, purplish. Florets purplish. Achenes (of bisexual florets) c. 0.7 mm, pubescent.
Derivation of specific name: axillaris: axillary, arising in the leaf axils
Flowering time:Aug - Nov
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Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 206. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 84. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 31. as Blumea dregeanoides and Blumea solidaginoides

Wild, H. (1968-9). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 2. Inuleae (in part). Kirkia 7(1) Pages 127 - 128. as Blumea mollis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Blumea axillaris
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Blumea axillaris
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Blumea axillaris
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Blumea axillaris
The Plant List (version 1.1): Blumea axillaris
Tropicos: Blumea axillaris

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 Botswana: Species information: Blumea axillaris., retrieved 26 April 2018

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