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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mozambique to S. Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

Compositae, G. V. Pope. Flora Zambesiaca 6:1. 1992

Morphology General Habit
An erect robust perennial herb, 15–40 cm. tall from a woody rootstock; roots numerous, thong-like.
Morphology Stem
Stems annual, 1-several, simple or shortly branched near the apex, leafy, thinly whitish araneose.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves discolorous, mostly 50–130 x 10–47 mm., oblanceolate to narrowly obovate, subacute or shortly acuminate to the apex, narrowing below to a short, winged midrib, somewhat stem-clasping at the base, sparsely denticulate, slightly revolute on the margins, green and glabrous on the upper surface, white araneose-sericeous below (the indumentum sometimes peeling off); lower lateral nerves at an acute angle to the midrib, venation finely reticulate and subproroinent on both surfaces or obscured by the indumentum below.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula solitary and terminal, or less often up to c. 12 terminal on short branches in upper leaf axils.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Involucres mostly 30–40 mm. long, 30–50 mm. in diam., broadly campanulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Phyllaries
Phyllaries numerous large, the outer spreading-reflexed the remainder stiffly ascending-diverging, the outermost usually extending down the capitulum stalk, also reflexed, silvery-green sometimes reddish-tinged, coriaceous, glabrous, the margins narrowly membranous sometimes ± inrolled in the upper part, minutely serrulate, apices cuspidate to acuminate-pungent; from c. 10 mm. long on the outside to c. 35 mm. long inside; the middle phyllaries 6–10 mm. wide, ovate-acuminate to lanceolate-acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corollas creamy to brownish with purplish lobes, 10–11 mm. long, infundibuliform; lobes 5–6 mm. long, linear, erect; achenes c. 2 mm. long, narrowly turbinate, densely long ascending hispid; pappus copious, several seriate, of plumose white setae 7–10 mm. long, shorter on the outside, seta bristles c. 1 mm. long.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

Macledium zeyheri (Sond.) S.Ortiz appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Zeyher [1031], South Africa Dicoma zeyheri K000252191
Stewart, M.M., Swaziland Dicoma zeyheri K000252192
Burke [s.n.], South Africa Dicoma zeyheri K000378805
Nelson, W. [548] Dicoma zeyheri K000252193
Burke [s.n.], South Africa Dicoma zeyheri K000378804

First published in Taxon 50: 742 (2001)

Not accepted by

  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. [Cited as Dicoma zeyheri subspec. zeyheri.]

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