Pseudognaphalium luteo-album (L.) Hilliard & B.L. Burtt

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Pseudognaphalium luteo-album

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Nr Bunga Forest, Vumba

Pseudognaphalium luteo-album

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Nr Bunga Forest, Vumba

Pseudognaphalium luteo-album

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At base of dam, Camp Amalinda, Matobo

Pseudognaphalium luteo-album

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Mshelele Dam

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Synonyms: Gnaphalium luteo-album L.
Common names: Cudweed (English)
Status: Probably introduced
Annual herb to 50 cm tall, all parts whitish-woolly. Stems usually several from the base, decumbent at first, later erect. Leaves sessile, up to 8 × 1 cm at base, oblanceolate, becoming smaller and lanceolate or linear above, greyish or whitish tomentose or arachnoid, on both sides; margin entire. Inflorescence consisting of dense clusters of capitula 1-several together in terminal corymbs. Involucres 3-4 mm in diameter; phyllaries in c. 3 rows, pale brown to whitish. Outer female florets very numerous, whitish. Bisexual disk florets cylindric. Achenes ellipsoid, papillose. Pappus of numerous soft bristles.
Derivation of specific name: luteo-album: yellowish white
Habitat: In moist, disturbed grassland, especially along roads and streams.
Flowering time:Nov - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Native of Europe and Asia.
Botswana distribution: N,SE
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Content last updated: Sunday 7 January 2018

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 103. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 45. As Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 29. As Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 34.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 221. (Includes a picture).

Hilliard, O.M. (1983). Asteraceae, Inuleae, Gnaphaliinae Flora of Southern Africa 33-7-2 Pages 55 - 56. (Includes a picture).

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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 27.

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Wild, H. (1955). Common Rhodesian Weeds Government of Rhodesia, Salisbury Page 71. as Gnaphalium luteo-album (Includes a picture).

Wild, H. (1980). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area, 12. Inuleae (continued). Kirkia 12(1) Pages 75 - 76. as Gnaphalium luteo-album

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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: Pseudognaphalium luteo-album., retrieved 25 June 2024

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