Gutenbergia cordifolia Benth. ex Oliv.
var. marginata (O. Hoffm.) C. Jeffrey

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Gutenbergia cordifolia var. marginata

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Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Synonyms: Bothriocline marginata O. Hoffm.
Erlangea marginata (O. Hoffm.) S. Moore
Gutenbergia marginata (Oliv. & Hiern) Wild & G.V. Pope
Vernonia marginata Oliv. & Hiern
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Spreading perennial, branching subshrubby herb, up to 2.5 m tall. Mostly herbaceous but sometimes woody at the base. Leaves alternate, elliptic to ovate, up to 11 × 5 cm but mostly much smaller on the branches, somewhat grey-green above, covered in fine silvery-white appressed, short T-shaped hairs below; margin finely serrulate to almost entire. Capitula numerous in lax clusters. Involucral bracts bristly. Florets discoid, purple.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: cordifolia: with cordate (heart-shaped) leaves
Habitat: In submontane grassland and along the margins of riverine and evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 1300 - 1800 m
Flowering time:Apr - Jun
Worldwide distribution: (this variety) DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Sunday 14 December 2008
Literature:

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 53.


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Flora of Malawi: Gutenbergia cordifolia var. marginata
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African Plant Database: Gutenbergia cordifolia
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Gutenbergia cordifolia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Gutenbergia cordifolia
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Gutenbergia cordifolia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Gutenbergia cordifolia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Gutenbergia cordifolia
Ispot Southern Africa : Gutenbergia cordifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Gutenbergia cordifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Gutenbergia cordifolia
Tropicos: Gutenbergia cordifolia
West African Plants database: Gutenbergia cordifolia


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: Gutenbergia cordifolia var. marginata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157950, retrieved 28 May 2016

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