Verbena aristigera S. Moore

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Verbena aristigera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mbiza Valley road to La Rochelle

Verbena aristigera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mbiza Valley road to La Rochelle

Verbena aristigera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mbiza Valley road to La Rochelle

Verbena aristigera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path from entrance gate to Great Enclosure, Great Zimbabwe

Verbena aristigera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path from entrance gate to Great Enclosure, Great Zimbabwe

Verbena aristigera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path from entrance gate to Great Enclosure, Great Zimbabwe

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Synonyms: Glandularia aristigera (S. Moore) Tronc.
Glandularia tenuisecta (Briq.) Small
Verbena tenera Spreng.
Verbena tenuisecta Briq.
Common names:
Description: Perennial trailing herb, 10-80 cm tall, widely cultivated as a garden ornamental and occurring as a naturalised escape.Stems decumbent, sometimes rooting at the nodes, 4-angled, sparely hairy, often woody at the base. Leaves more or less ovate-tiangular in outline, deeply 2-3-pinnatisect; ultimate segments linear, up to 1 cm long, more or less hairy on both surfaces. Inflorescence in single terminal spikes c. 2 cm long, elongating up to 10 in fruit. Bracts green, ovate-lanceolate, half as long as the calyx. Calyx 7-9.5 mm long, tubular, densely whitish appressed hairy. Corolla mauve, lilac, purple, deep pink, purple-red or rarely white.; tube 10-11 mm long, exserted for 3-5 mm, hairy inside the throat. Lobes up to 4 × 4 mm, broadly obcordate, emarginate.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: aristigera: bearing beards, bearded
Flowering time:Sep - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Native in South America.
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Image last updated: Friday 13 July 2012
Literature:

Bromilow, C. (1995). Problem Plants of South Africa. Briza Publications, Arcadia. Page 348. (Includes a picture).

Fernandes, R. (2005). Verbenaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(7) Pages 15 - 16.

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 82.

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 470 - 471. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 111.

Van Wyk, B. & Malan, S. (1988). Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Witwatersrand and Pretoria Region Struik, Cape Town Pages 266 - 267. as Verbena tenuisecta (Includes a picture).

Verdcourt, B. (1992). Verbenaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 10.

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Flora of Botswana: Verbena aristigera
Flora of Mozambique: Verbena aristigera
Flora of Zambia: Verbena aristigera
Flora of Zimbabwe: Verbena aristigera

External websites:

African Plant Database: Verbena aristigera
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Verbena aristigera
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Verbena aristigera
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Verbena aristigera
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Verbena aristigera
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Verbena aristigera
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Verbena aristigera
Ispot Southern Africa : Verbena aristigera
JSTOR Plant Science: Verbena aristigera
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Verbena aristigera
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Verbena aristigera
Tropicos: Verbena aristigera
West African Plants database: Verbena aristigera


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Verbena aristigera.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=148560, retrieved 29 June 2016

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