Wahlenbergia capillacea (L.f.) A. DC.
subsp. tenuior (Engl.) Thulin

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Wahlenbergia capillacea subsp. tenuior

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path to Mt Pheza, slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts National Park

Wahlenbergia capillacea subsp. tenuior

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path to Mt Pheza, slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts National Park

Wahlenbergia capillacea subsp. tenuior

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path to Mt Pheza, slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts National Park

Wahlenbergia capillacea subsp. tenuior

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path to Mt Pheza, slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts National Park

Wahlenbergia capillacea subsp. tenuior

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Wahlenbergia capillacea subsp. tenuior

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Wahlenbergia capillacea subsp. tenuior

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

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Synonyms: Campanula capillacea L.f.
Wahlenbergia aberdarica T.C.E.Fr.
Wahlenbergia kilimandscharica Engl.
Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Delicate, somewhat scrambling perennial herb, up to 50 cm high, growing from a thick taproot. Leaves alternate, sessile, linear, up to 30 mm long; margin flat or rolled up, entire or sometimes sparsely toothed on lower leaves. Flowers in a lax inflorescence. Corolla 5-13 mm long, blue, lobed for a quarter to a third of the length.
Notes: Subsp. capillacea is found in South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In rocky places in montane grassland
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 15 May 2014
Literature:

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 31.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 64.

Thulin, M. (1983). Campanulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 94 - 95.


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African Plant Database: Wahlenbergia capillacea
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Wahlenbergia capillacea
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Wahlenbergia capillacea
Ispot Southern Africa : Wahlenbergia capillacea
JSTOR Plant Science: Wahlenbergia capillacea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Wahlenbergia capillacea
Tropicos: Wahlenbergia capillacea
West African Plants database: Wahlenbergia capillacea


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 capillacea subsp. tenuior.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157570, retrieved 3 December 2016

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