Wahlenbergia denticulata (Burch.) A. DC.

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Wahlenbergia denticulata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Wahlenbergia denticulata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Wahlenbergia denticulata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr upper dam, Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

Wahlenbergia denticulata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr upper dam, Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

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Synonyms: Lightfootia denticulata (Burch.) Sond.
Lightfootia tenuifolia A. DC.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Somewhat subshrubby perennial or rarely annual herb, up to 1 m. Stems many, decumbent or ascending. Leaves alternate, sessile, linear-lanceolate; margins denticulate. Flowers white to deep blue; corolla deeply split into linear-lanceolate lobes, puberulous inside near the base, hairless or very shortly pubescent outside.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: denticulata: finely toothed, referring to the leaf margins
Habitat: In woodland and grassland, on road sides and in old cultivation, often in sandy or rocky places.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From Kenya to South Africa and West to Angola and DRC.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 7 March 2007
Literature:

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 46. (Includes a picture).

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


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Flora of Botswana: Wahlenbergia denticulata
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African Plant Database: Wahlenbergia denticulata
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Wahlenbergia denticulata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Wahlenbergia denticulata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Wahlenbergia denticulata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Wahlenbergia denticulata
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Wahlenbergia denticulata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Wahlenbergia denticulata
Ispot Southern Africa : Wahlenbergia denticulata
JSTOR Plant Science: Wahlenbergia denticulata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Wahlenbergia denticulata
Tropicos: Wahlenbergia denticulata
West African Plants database: Wahlenbergia denticulata


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 denticulata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157590, retrieved 24 May 2016

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