Wahlenbergia banksiana A. DC.

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Wahlenbergia banksiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Wahlenbergia banksiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

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Synonyms: Wahlenbergia mashonica N.E. Br.
Wahlenbergia rhodesiana S. Moore
Wahlenbergia saginoides S. Moore
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Status: Native
More or less erect, multi-stemmed perennial herb, up to c. 50 cm. Leaves small, alternate, sessile, linear. Flowers in lax inflorescences, white to light blue; corolla split into lobes less than half the length, puberulous inside near the base.
Derivation of specific name: banksiana: named after Sir Joseph Banks (1743 - 1820), former President of the Royal Society and patron of the sciences
Habitat: In sandy grassland, riverbanks and seasonal vleis.
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Worldwide distribution: South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Wednesday 7 March 2007

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 43.

Thulin, M. (1983). Campanulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 96 - 97.

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 202.


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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: Wahlenbergia banksiana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157560, retrieved 3 December 2016

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