Wahlenbergia napiformis (A. DC.) Thulin

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Wahlenbergia napiformis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Airedale Rd to Bonda, Nyanga

Wahlenbergia napiformis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Airedale Rd to Bonda, Nyanga

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Synonyms: Lightfootia napiformis A. DC.
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Erect perennial herb, up to 1 m, growing from a taproot. Stems 1 to several. Leaves alternate, up to 8 cm, linear to lanceolate. The whole plant variously covered in short hairs, grey-green. Inflorescence spike-like, leafy. Flowers clustered in upper leaf axils, white, pale blue or purplish.
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Habitat: In woodland and grassland, in old cultivation and along roadsides.
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Monday 3 October 2005

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 napiformis
Flora of Caprivi: Wahlenbergia napiformis
Flora of Malawi: Wahlenbergia napiformis
Flora of Mozambique: Wahlenbergia napiformis
Flora of Zambia: Wahlenbergia napiformis

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

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 napiformis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157630, retrieved 24 May 2016

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