Verbena brasiliensis Vell.

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Verbena brasiliensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
La Rochelle, kopje behind hotel

Verbena brasiliensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mbiza Valley road to La Rochelle

Verbena brasiliensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

Verbena brasiliensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mbiza Valley road to La Rochelle

Verbena brasiliensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mbiza Valley road to La Rochelle

Verbena brasiliensis

Photo: Petra Ballings
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Verbena brasiliensis

Photo: Petra Ballings
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Frequency: Common
Status: Introduced
Description:
Notes: This species is very similar to Verbena bonariensis. It can be distinguished by the slightly smaller flowers which do generally not overtop the tuft of bracts at the top of the spikes. Also by the floral bracts which are as long as or slightly longer than the calyces and the longer, whitish hairs on the undersurfaces of the leaves.
Derivation of specific name: brasiliensis: of Brazil.
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Worldwide distribution: Native of South America
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E,S
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Images last updated: Sunday 11 March 2012
Literature:

Yeo, P.F. (1989). A re-definition of Verbena brasiliensis Kew Bulletin 45(1) Pages 110 - 115. (Includes a picture).


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


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: Verbena brasiliensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=148580, retrieved 25 June 2016

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