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
Common names:
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.

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 23 July 2016

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