Valeriana capensis Thunb.
var. capensis

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Valeriana capensis var. capensis

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By Airedale Rd to Bonda, Nyanga

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Frequency: Occasional in the E Highlands
Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial herb, up to 1 m. Stems normally unbranched below the inflorescence, internodes conspicuously ridged and hairy. Leaves mainly basal but also in a few opposite pairs along the stem, mostly pinnate with the terminal leaflet larger than the lateral leaflets. The leaflets are much narrower and finer on the upper leaves, margins irregularly dentate. Inflorescence branched, up to 30 × 10 cm. Flowers small, white, often pink in bud.
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Derivation of specific name: capensis: of the Cape
Habitat: In vleis, marshy areas and stream sides.
Altitude range: (metres) 1800 - 2700 m
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Literature:

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Pages 182 - 183.


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African Plant Database: Valeriana capensis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Valeriana capensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Valeriana capensis
Ispot Southern Africa : Valeriana capensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Valeriana capensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Valeriana capensis
Tropicos: Valeriana capensis
West African Plants database: Valeriana 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: Valeriana capensis var. capensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156940, retrieved 26 May 2016

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