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).

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 23.

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

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

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Flora of Malawi: Blumea axillaris
Flora of Mozambique: Blumea axillaris
Flora of Zambia: Blumea axillaris
Flora of Zimbabwe: Blumea axillaris

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Blumea axillaris
African Plant Database: Blumea axillaris
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Blumea axillaris
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Blumea axillaris
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Blumea axillaris
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Blumea axillaris
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Blumea axillaris
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Blumea axillaris
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Blumea axillaris
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Blumea axillaris
Ispot Southern Africa: Blumea axillaris
JSTOR Plant Science: Blumea axillaris
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 14 December 2018

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