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Plant: Wolbos (Lagerra decurrens / Blumea gariepina)

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Plant: Wolbos (Lagerra decurrens / Blumea gariepina)

Unread postby arks » Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:36 pm

These are plants that I saw in Kgalagadi in September 2007. Can anyone help with ID?

1. This plant was very common on the sandbanks along the Nossob road.
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Unread postby restio » Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:35 pm

I would guess that your #1 is in the Asteraceae (daisy family).

A very tentative guess is Lagerra decurrens / Blumea gariepina (one is the new name, and the other old, but I'm not sure which is which :?). Its common name is wolbos.

It occurs along roadsides, which would fit the bill.
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