Litogyne gariepina (DC.) Anderb.

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Litogyne gariepina

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyanga to Mutare Rd nr Grange Rd turnoff

Litogyne gariepina

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyanga to Mutare Rd nr Grange Rd turnoff

Litogyne gariepina

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Sinamatella to Mandavu Dam, Hwange NP

Litogyne gariepina

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Mozambique border, Mahenye

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Synonyms: Epaltes alata (Sond.) Steetz
Epaltes gariepina (DC.) Steetz
Epaltes umbelliformis (Sond.) Steetz var. serratifolia Steetz
Common names:
Status: Native
Aromatic and glandular, bushy perennial herb, up to 1 m. Leaves sessile, small, linear-oblong to narrowly lanceolate; margins entire to serrate. Capitula in terminal umbel-like clusters. Flowers purple with filiform female florets on the outside.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Around the edges of pans and vleis, in grassland, on riverbanks and roadsides and in cultivated land.
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical and Southern Africa.
Botswana distribution: N,SW,SE
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 37.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 29. as Epaltes alata (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 25. Epaltes gariepina

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 35.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 199. As Epaltes gariepina

Wild, H. (1980). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area, 12. Inuleae (continued). Kirkia 12(1) Pages 35 - 36. As Epaltes gariepina

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Flora of Caprivi: Litogyne gariepina
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Flora of Zambia: Litogyne gariepina
Flora of Zimbabwe: Litogyne gariepina

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Litogyne gariepina
African Plant Database: Litogyne gariepina
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Litogyne gariepina
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Wikipedia: Litogyne gariepina

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: Litogyne gariepina., retrieved 25 May 2024

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