Schkuhria pinnata (Lam.) Thell.

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Schkuhria pinnata

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Quarry kopje, Cleveland Dam, Harare

Schkuhria pinnata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By main Harare to Bulawayo Rd, south of Kwekwe

Schkuhria pinnata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By main Harare to Bulawayo Rd, south of Kwekwe

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Synonyms: Pectis pinnata Lam.
Rothia pinnata (Lam.) Kuntze
Common names: Dwarf marigold (English)
Delicate, branched annual herb. Leaves mostly pinnately dissected with filiform segments. Upper leaves simple and filiform. Capitula small and numerous, deep yellow with green involucral bracts.
Derivation of specific name: pinnata: with pinnate (or in this case pinnatisect) leaves
Flowering time:Dec-Apr
Worldwide distribution: Native to tropical and subtropical America; a widespread weed elsewhere
Botswana distribution: SE
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Beentje, H.J. & Ghazanfar, S.A. (eds.) (2005). Compositae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 722 - 723. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 32.

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 146.

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 146. (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 27.

Pope, G.V. (1975). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 6. Helenieae. Kirkia 10(1) Pages 119 - 121. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 38.

Wild, H. (1955). Common Rhodesian Weeds Government of Rhodesia, Salisbury Page 73. (Includes a picture).

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Schkuhria pinnata
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Wikipedia: Schkuhria pinnata

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: Schkuhria pinnata., retrieved 25 July 2024

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