Amphiglossa triflora DC.


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Morphology

Erect, woody, densely entangled, greyish shrub, up to 0.4 m tall, with an underground rootstock and ± spinescent terminal branches. Leaves basally adpressed otherwise ascending, narrowly triangular, woolly above, margins inrolled. Flowerheads discoid, terminal 1 or in groups of up to 8; inner involucral bracts hyaline in upper part; florets white.

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    Dwarf shrub, up to 300 mm tall. Branchlets spinous. Leaves linear, up to 10 mm long, slightly recurved. Heads 6-7 mm long. Flowers with brownish involucral bracts, disc flowers yellow, sometimes tinged red.

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    Shrub, up to 400 mm high, compact, greyish. Stems erect, densely entangled, rigid, terminal branches frequently spinescent; spines 8-25 mm long. Leaves alternate sessile; blade narrowly triangular, up to 8 mm long, margins entire, inrolled, upper surface woolly. Heads discoid, terminal, solitary or in groups of up to 8, sessile, 4- or 5-flowered. Involucral bracts 20-25, imbricate; outer broadly ovate; inner linear, hyaline in upper part, tips aristate. Flowers: ray florets absent; disc florets bisexual, 5.0-5.5 mm long; white, mainly Sep.-May. Fruit with cypsela subterete, ± 1 mm long, papillose. Pappus of 25-32 bristles, free, caducous, ± 5 mm long, plumose in upper part.

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    Habitat

    Sandy soils often on limestone or sandstone outcrops.

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    Kalahari Deciduous Acacia-wooded Grassland; Dry Grassland; Mesic Grassland; Dwarf Karroid Shrubland. Sandy soils, most often on limestone outcrops or sandstone koppies, frequently in disturbed or overgrazed veld.

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    Distribution

    Dry interior of southern Africa.

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      Bibliography

    • 1 Herman, PPJ; Manning, JC. 2013. Asteraceae: Amphiglossa. 270 - 271. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.
    • 2 Herman, PPJ; Retief, E. 1997. Plants of thenorthern provinces of South Africa: keys and diagnostic characters. Strelitzia 6: 1 - 681. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 3 Herman, PPJ; Retief, E; Meyer, NL. 2017. Asteraceae. In: E Retief & NL Meyer (eds), Plants of the Free State: Inventory and identification guide. Strelitzia 38: 249 - 413. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

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