Denekia capensis Thunb.

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Denekia capensis

Photo: Peter Woodall
Kalizo Lodge, Caprivi

Denekia capensis

Photo: Peter Woodall
Kalizo Lodge, Caprivi

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Status: Native
Erect, somewhat scrambling, annual or short-lived perennial herb, up to 70 cm. Stems simple, glandular. Leaves narrowly oblanceolate, velvety white below; margin toothed. Inflorescences in dense terminal heads. Capitula white to purple-blue. Bracts often reddish.
Derivation of specific name: capensis: of the Cape
Habitat: In the sand and mud of dried up streams, pans and pools; in grassland and mopane woodland; also a colonist of cultivated areas.
Flowering time:Mostly May - Oct, occasionally in other months
Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Angola, Zimbabwe and South Africa
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Content last updated: Friday 26 February 2016

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 13.

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 335. (Includes a picture).

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 24.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 29.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 36. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 32.

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Flora of Botswana: Denekia capensis
Flora of Zambia: Denekia capensis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Denekia capensis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Denekia capensis
African Plant Database: Denekia capensis
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JSTOR Plant Science: Denekia capensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Denekia capensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Denekia capensis
Plants of the World Online: Denekia capensis
Tropicos: Denekia capensis
Wikipedia: Denekia capensis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Caprivi: Species information: Denekia capensis., retrieved 2 February 2023

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