Artemisiopsis villosa (O. Hoffm.) Schweick.

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Artemisiopsis villosa

Photo: Anka Eichhoff
Farm Vergenoeg 402 District Okahandja, Namibia

Artemisiopsis villosa

Photo: Anka Eichhoff
Farm Vergenoeg 402 District Okahandja, Namibia

Artemisiopsis villosa

Photo: Anka Eichhoff
Farm Vergenoeg 402 District Okahandja, Namibia

Artemisiopsis villosa

Photo: Anka Eichhoff
Farm Vergenoeg 402 District Okahandja, Namibia

Artemisiopsis villosa

Photo: Anka Eichhoff
Farm Vergenoeg 402 District Okahandja, Namibia

Artemisiopsis villosa

Photo: Anka Eichhoff
Farm Vergenoeg 402 District Okahandja, Namibia

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Synonyms: Amphidoxa villosa O. Hoffm.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Bushy aromatic, glandular, annual herb to 35 cm tall, but often much less. Leaves sessile, linear, strap-shaped or narrowly sub-spathulate, up to 17 × 3 mm, 1-nerved. Capitula in axils of leaves, borne in crowded clusters and mixed with a mass of woolly-villous hairs. Involucres spherical, 2-3 mm in diameter. Phyllaries unequal in two rows; apex acuminate; margins ciliate. Outer florets female disk florets bisexual. Achenes narrowly turbinate.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: villosa: covered with long, soft, weak hairs, villous.
Habitat: In dry stream beds, vleis or pans, in sandy or black cotton soils.
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Botswana distribution:
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Content last updated: Sunday 13 September 2020
Literature:

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.

Wild, H. (1980). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area, 12. Inuleae (continued). Kirkia 12(1) Pages 69 - 70.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Artemisiopsis villosa
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Artemisiopsis villosa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Artemisiopsis villosa
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Artemisiopsis villosa.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159360, retrieved 26 November 2020

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