Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Dittrichia
Family: Asteraceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
graveolens
NOTES

A perennial covered with glandular hairs making it sticky to the touch. Plant is strong smelling and the leaves are linear. Can taint milk and cause oxalate poisoning in cattle. Origin Mediterranean region.


AUTHORITY
(L.) Greuter
Sub Author
Conservation
Exotic
Habit
Herbaceous
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Small yellow discoid flower heads are borne in the leaf axils
Colour: Yellow
Common Name
Cape kakiweed
Camphor inula
Bolanse kakibos
Caledonbos
Kaapse kakibos
Kanfer inula
Exotic
Habitat
NOTES: Grows along the roadside in the Woodlands area
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
Toxicity
Said to cause contact dermatitis due to sesquiterpene lactones
Months
February
March
April
May
Synonyms for Species
Erigeron graveolens
Inula graveolens



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