Vahlia capensis (L.f.) Thunb.
subsp. vulgaris Bridson
var. vulgaris

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Vahlia capensis subsp. vulgaris var. vulgaris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, nr cnr Lanner Ave/Teviotdale Ave

Vahlia capensis subsp. vulgaris var. vulgaris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, nr cnr Lanner Ave/Teviotdale Ave

Vahlia capensis subsp. vulgaris var. vulgaris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, nr cnr Lanner Ave/Teviotdale Ave

Vahlia capensis subsp. vulgaris var. vulgaris

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Shashe Wilderness Camp to the National Parks office

Vahlia capensis subsp. vulgaris var. vulgaris

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Shashe Wilderness Camp to the National Parks office

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Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Annual or perennial herb with several small erect stems. Leaves linear-lanceolate along the stems, sessile, hairy. Flowers in axillary pairs, yellow with sharply pointed sepals.
Notes: Var. linearis is a small cushion forming plant from drier areas in southern Africa, including western Zimbabwe. Subsp. macrantha is a much more robust plant, known only from the Zambezi valley in Mozambique.
Derivation of specific name: capensis: of the Cape
Habitat: It is usually found on river banks or in moist grassland and vleis, paticularly on sandy or loose soil.
Altitude range: (metres) 500 - 1500 m
Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Botswana and Namibia, southwards to the Cape
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Monday 8 January 2007
Literature:

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 319. (Includes a picture).

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 112. as Vahlia capensis (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 110.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 228.


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African Plant Database: Vahlia capensis
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Vahlia capensis
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Vahlia capensis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Vahlia capensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Vahlia capensis
Ispot Southern Africa : Vahlia capensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Vahlia capensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Vahlia capensis
Tropicos: Vahlia capensis
West African Plants database: Vahlia capensis


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: Species information: Vahlia capensis subsp. vulgaris var. vulgaris.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=125250, retrieved 24 July 2016

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