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.

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
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Denekia capensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Denekia capensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Denekia capensis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Denekia capensis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Denekia capensis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Denekia capensis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Denekia capensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Denekia capensis
Ispot Southern Africa: Denekia capensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Denekia capensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Denekia capensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Denekia capensis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Denekia capensis
Tropicos: Denekia capensis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Caprivi: Species information: Denekia capensis., retrieved 23 July 2019

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