Plants photographed on Kyffhäuser
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Flaveria bidentis (L.) Kuntze

Flaveria bidentis

Bottom of leaf

Family: Asteraceae
Full name: Flaveria bidentis (L.) Kuntze
Location: Kyffhäuser (2416AD + 2416CB)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Smeltersbossie, Smelterbossie
English common name(s): Smelter's bush, Yellowtops, Coastal plain yellowtops
Synonym(s): Ethulia bidentis L.
Flaveria contrayerba (Cav.) Pers.
Milleria contrayerba Cav.
Status: Alien
Description: Yellow flowers.

Annuals, to 100 cm (delicate or robust, sparsely villous). Stems erect. Leaves petiolate (proximal, petioles 3-15 mm) or sessile (distal) ; blades lanceolate-elliptic, 50-120(-180) x 10-25(-70) mm, bases (distal) connate, margins serrate or spinulose serrate. Heads 20-100+ in tight subglomerules in scorpioid, cymiform arrays. Calyculi of 1-2 linear bractlets 1-2 mm. Involucres oblong-angular, 5 mm. Phyllaries 3(-4), oblong. Ray florets 0 or 1; laminae pale yellow, ovate-oblique, to 1 mm (not or barely surpassing phyllaries). Disc florets (2-) 3-8; corolla tubes ca. 0.8 mm, throats funnelform, 0.8 mm. Cypselae oblanceolate or subclavate, 2-2.5 mm (those of ray florets longer) ; pappi 0. 2n = 36. (from Flora of North America)
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iNaturalist (Namibia / Alex Dreyer)
iNaturalist (Namibia)
iNaturalist (southern Africa)
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Photographer: AA Dreyer
Date of photograph: 09 Apr 2010
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: PowerShot A700
Lens aperture: f/4.0
Shutter speed: 1/500 s
ISO speed: -
Content last updated: 03 Oct 2022

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