Wahlenbergia virgata Engl.

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Wahlenbergia virgata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chinyakwaremba, Vumba

Wahlenbergia virgata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chinyakwaremba, Vumba

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Common names:
Status: Native
Wiry, much-branched, more or less erect perennial herb, up to 70 cm. Leaves few, small and scale-like, scattered along the stem. Flowers white, sometimes pale blue or yellowish; corolla lobed for about 2/3 of the length.
Derivation of specific name: virgata: twiggy, with straight, slender twigs
Habitat: In grassland and on roadsides, particularly on patches of bare or eroded soil.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Sep - Mar
Worldwide distribution: From the Sudan and Ethiopia.southwards on the eastern side of Africa to South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
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Images last updated: Wednesday 7 March 2007

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. (Includes a picture).

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 92 - 93. (Includes a picture).


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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Wahlenbergia virgata
The Plant List (version 1.1): Wahlenbergia virgata
Tropicos: Wahlenbergia virgata

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Wahlenbergia virgata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157680, retrieved 18 December 2017

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