Wahlenbergia subaphylla (Baker) Thulin
subsp. scoparia (Wild) Thulin

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Wahlenbergia subaphylla subsp. scoparia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Higher slopes of Mt Nhamedimu, Chimanimani Mts

Wahlenbergia subaphylla subsp. scoparia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Higher slopes of Mt Nhamedimu, Chimanimani Mts

Wahlenbergia subaphylla subsp. scoparia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Higher slopes of Mt Nhamedimu, Chimanimani Mts

Wahlenbergia subaphylla subsp. scoparia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Higher slopes of Mt Nhamedimu, Chimanimani Mts

Wahlenbergia subaphylla subsp. scoparia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small valley North-east of Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts.

Wahlenbergia subaphylla subsp. scoparia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ridge on Mt Shangani, eastern Chimanimani Mts.

Wahlenbergia subaphylla subsp. scoparia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ridge on Mt Shangani, eastern Chimanimani Mts.

Wahlenbergia subaphylla subsp. scoparia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ridge on Mt Shangani, eastern Chimanimani Mts.

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Synonyms: Lightfootia scoparia Wild.
Common names:
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, 20-50 cm tall, with few to many sparsely branched stems arising from a pale rootstock. Leaves few and small, 1.5-6 mm long and mostly less than 1 mm wide, linear-lanceolate; margin entire or with few minute teeth. Inflorescence terminal, contracted, usually less than 10-flowered. Corolla 5.5-9 mm long, whitish to pale blue, deeply split into linear lobes. Capsule 3-valved, 1.5-2.5 mm.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: subaphylla: more or less without leaves
Habitat: Montane grassland, often in rocky places.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: This subsp. is only known from the border mountains of Zimbabwe and Mozambique, where it is most common in the Chimanimani Mts.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Images last updated: Friday 21 November 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.

Thulin, M. (1983). Campanulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 97 - 98.

Wild, H. (1964). New and interesting species Kirkia 4 Pages 161 - 162. as Lightfootia scoparia


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


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 subaphylla subsp. scoparia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157660, retrieved 29 July 2016

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