Emilia schinzii (O. Hoffm.) Cron

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Emilia schinzii

Photo: Sheila Gregory
In an old sand quarry, NE of Mochudi, SE Botswana

Emilia schinzii

Photo: Sheila Gregory
In an old sand quarry, NE of Mochudi, SE Botswana

Emilia schinzii

Photo: Sheila Gregory
In an old sand quarry, NE of Mochudi, SE Botswana

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Synonyms: Emilia ambifaria (S. Moore) Jeffrey
Othonna ambifaria S. Moore
Othonna polycephala Klatt
Senecio dinteri Muschl. ex Dinter
Senecio schinzii O. Hoffm.
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Status: Native
Annual herb to 65 cm. Stems erect, glabrous, striate. Leaves narrowly lanceolate to elliptic, grey-green; amplexicaul at the base; margin entire or coarsely toothed. Capitula few in a lax corymb. Phyllaries green with purple tips, glabrous. Corollas lilac, mauve or white. Achenes cylindric, dark brown, hairy on the ribs. Pappus white with bristles 4.5-6 mm long.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe.
Botswana distribution: SE
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Content last updated: Tuesday 17 April 2018

Cron, G.V. (2014). A synopsis of Emilia (Senecioneae, Asteraceae) in southern Africa Phytotaxa 159(3) Pages 202 - 203.

Jeffrey, C. (1986). The Senecioneae in East Tropical Africa: Notes on Compositae: IV Kew Bulletin 41(4) Page 919.

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.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 33.

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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: Emilia schinzii.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=161500, retrieved 19 May 2024

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