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This species is accepted, and its native range is Zimbabwe to S. Africa.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
A mat-forming scapose perennial herb, stoloniferous; rootstock woody with numerous thong-like lateral roots.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves crowded-rosulate and prostrate, very variable, mostly 3–10 x 1–2.5 cm., exceptionally to c. 21 cm. long or 7.5 cm. wide, elliptic to oblanceolate in outline sometimes elongate-spathulate, gradually or abruptly narrowed from about the middle into a linear petiole-like base, apex subacute to rounded, base cuneate to long-attenuate becoming dilated and ± stem-clasping, margins entire or repand, irregularly toothed, subruncinate or subpinnatifid, midrib broad composed of numerous ± distinct veins running parallel to diverge in pairs at regular intervals, prominent beneath; upper surface glabrous or thinly pilose; lower surface densely white-felted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scapes several from the rootcrown, up to c. 8 cm. tall but usually shorter than the leaves, simple, glabrous or white-araneose with ± obvious scattered patent soft reddish-purple pilose hairs to c. 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Involucres 8–11(14) x 6–9 mm., broadly obconic; phyllaries few-seriate, narrowly hyaline on the margins, glabrous occasionally pilose outside; outer phyllaries c. 6 mm. long, narrowly ovate, acute to attenuate at the apex; the inner phyllaries up to c. 10 x 3 mm. and oblong-lanceolate, rounded-mucronate at the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray-florets; rays yellow, spreading, 10–20 x 4–7 mm., narrowly-elliptic, narrowly 3-lobed at the apex; achenes 1–2.5 mm. long, turbinate, obscurely c. 8-ribbed, the ribs transversally rugose or muricate, glabrous except for a short delicate coma; pappus variable, sometimes wanting, 2–3-seriate, of delicate scarious overlapping narrowly lanceolate scales to 1 mm. long, the inner tapering to an attenuate apex, the outer much smaller and blunt. Disk-floret corollas yellow, up to c. 6 mm. long, achenes and pappus similar to those of the ray-florets.
Ray
Ray-florets; rays yellow, spreading, 10–20 x 4–7 mm., narrowly-elliptic, narrowly 3-lobed at the apex; achenes 1–2.5 mm. long, turbinate, obscurely c. 8-ribbed, the ribs transversally rugose or muricate, glabrous except for a short delicate coma; pappus variable, sometimes wanting, 2–3-seriate, of delicate scarious overlapping narrowly lanceolate scales to 1 mm. long, the inner tapering to an attenuate apex, the outer much smaller and blunt.
Disc
Disk-floret corollas yellow, up to c. 6 mm. long, achenes and pappus similar to those of the ray-florets.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

Haplocarpha nervosa (Thunb.) Beauverd appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Grosvenor, R.K. [1346], Zambia K000102034

First published in Bull. Soc. Bot. Genève, sér. 2, 7: 51 (1915)

Accepted by

  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0