Wahlenbergia capitata (Baker) Thulin

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Wahlenbergia capitata

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Haka Game Park

Wahlenbergia capitata

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Haka Game Park

Wahlenbergia capitata

Photo: James Varden
Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area.

Wahlenbergia capitata

Photo: James Varden
Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area.

Wahlenbergia capitata

Photo: James Varden
Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area.

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Synonyms: Li glomerata Engl. var. capitata (Baker) Lambinon
Lightfootia bequaertii De Wild. & Ledoux
Lightfootia capitata Baker
Lightfootia elegans Gilli
Lightfootia glomerata Engl. var. subspicata Engl.
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Annual or perennial erect or somewhat sprawling herb. Leaves alternate, linear to narrowly lanceolate, sessile, hirsute on the veins beneath; margin dentate and ± dentate. Inflorescence a terminal head. Calyx lobes 2-4 mm. Corolla split almost to base, into linear lobes, blue, white or mauve. Ovary 3-locular, semi-inferior; style with 3 lobes.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: capitata: in the form of a head, capitate
Habitat: In grassland and woodland and in formerly cultivated areas, often preferring sandy soils
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Uganda, Tanzania, DRC, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Monday 14 May 2007
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 158 - 159. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 123.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 40.

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 38.

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 99 - 101. (Includes a picture).


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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 capitata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157580, retrieved 7 December 2016

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