Robinson, H. (1992)
A new genus Vernonanthura (Vernonieae, Asteraceae) Phytologia 73(2) 65-76
Description of the genus
Similar to Vernonia but differing in the following characteristics:
- inflorescence pyramidal or thyrsoid in form (corymbose in Vernonia);
- stems woody and the species often shrubs or trees (more often herbaceous and arising from creeping rootstock in Vernonia);
- anther bases often with prominent tails (tails absent in Vernonia).
Derivation of name: From the name Vernonia, the genus it closely resembles, together with an ending derived from anthera (anther) and oura (tail), referring to the frequently tailed anther bases.
Worldwide: 62 species occurring in the neotropics
Other sources of information about Vernonanthura:Flora of Mozambique
(electronic Plant Information Center): VernonanthuraFlora Zambesiaca
web site: VernonanthuraGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for VernonanthuraIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): VernonanthuraKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Vernonanthura.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1887, retrieved 26 May 2013