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Schkuhria pinnata (Lam.) Cabr.

Schkuhria pinnata

Flowers and leaves

Family: Asteraceae
Full name: Schkuhria pinnata (Lam.) Cabr.
Location: Kyffhäuser (2416AD + 2416CB)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Klein kakiebos, Klein gousblom
English common name(s): Dwarf marigold
Synonym(s): Pectis pinnata Lam.
Rothia pinnata (Lam.) Kuntze
Schkuhria abrotanoides Roth
Schkuhria bonariensis Hook. & Arn.
Status: Alien
Description: Reaching 30–60 cm in height, this species is found as a pioneer on disturbed ground such as roadsides and ploughed lands. Leaves are mainly pinnatisect, with the upper leaves simple and filiform. The upper leaf surface is narrowly grooved, while both leaf surfaces are pitted with numerous small glands. Its capitula are numerous, terminal and small, with a solitary ray floret, its ligule 1.5–2 mm long and yellow, and 4-6 disc florets. Corollas are yellow to white sometimes with a purple tinge. Bracts are obovate, with a hyaline apex, while margins are minutely ciliate and glandular-punctate. Achenes are narrow-turbinate, 4-angled and some 4 mm long; there are 8 membranous pappus scales, darkly striated at apex. (from

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. (from Flora of Zimbabwe website)

Much-branched herb up to 50 cm high; with scattered hairs and glandular-punctate. Leaves alternate, opposite at the base, 1–4 cm long, pinnate with filiform lobes to 20 mm long. Heads numerous, terminal, on filiform peduncles up to 25 mm long; heads turbinate, c. 3 mm diam.; bracts obovate, with a hyaline apex, margins minutely ciliate, glandular-punctate. Florets glandular; ray floret solitary; ligule 1.5–2 mm long and yellow. Disc florets yellow, usually 4–6. Achenes narrow-turbinate, 4-angled, 4 mm long; pappus scales 8, membraneous, darkly striated at apex, some with awns. (from New South Wales Flora Online)
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: 15 Dec 2019
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: EOS 7D Mark II
Lens aperture: f/9.0
Shutter speed: 1/3200 s
ISO speed: 2000
Content last updated: 01 Jun 2020

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