Wahlenbergia erecta (Roth ex Roem. & Schult.) Tuyn

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Wahlenbergia erecta

Photo: Petra Ballings
Val D'Or

Wahlenbergia erecta

Photo: Petra Ballings
Val D'Or

Wahlenbergia erecta

Photo: Petra Ballings
Val D'Or

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Synonyms: Dentella erecta Roth ex Roem. & Schult.
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Status: Native
Erect annual, branched herb, up to 35 cm. Leaves alternate, sessile, lanceolate to narrowly ovate. Inflorescence lax, more or less pyramidal; pedicels often with hairs of various lengths. Corolla white or pale blue, split deeply into narrow, linear-lanceolate lobes, hairy on the outside.
Derivation of specific name: erecta: erect
Habitat: In sandy soil in grassland and woodland or on cultivated ground.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From Zimbabwe north to Ethiopia and Sudan and west to Nigeria. Also in India and Malaysia.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
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Images last updated: Wednesday 7 March 2007


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Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Wahlenbergia erecta
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Wahlenbergia erecta
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Wahlenbergia erecta
Ispot Southern Africa : Wahlenbergia erecta
JSTOR Plant Science: Wahlenbergia erecta
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Wahlenbergia erecta
Tropicos: Wahlenbergia erecta
West African Plants database: Wahlenbergia erecta

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 erecta.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157600, retrieved 25 May 2016

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