Gutenbergia eylesii (S. Moore) Wild & G.V. Pope
subsp. eylesii

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Gutenbergia eylesii subsp. eylesii

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Gutenbergia eylesii subsp. eylesii

Photo: Bart Wursten

Gutenbergia eylesii subsp. eylesii

Photo: Bart Wursten

Gutenbergia eylesii subsp. eylesii

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Synonyms: Erlangea eylesii S. Moore
Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Laxly branched, erect perennial herb, up to c. 60 cm tall. Leaves alternate, subsessile or shortly petiolate, linear-lanceolate, narrowly lanceolate-oblong or elliptic, up to c. 8 cm long, green and finely hairy above, densely matted with silvery-white appressed T-shaped hairs below; margin entire, often wavy. Capitula numerous, in lax terminal clusters. Involucral bracts numerous, narrowly lanceolate, up to 8 mm long, appressed hairy outside, often purplish at the apex and along the margins. Florets discoid, mauve to purple.
Notes: Intermediates with the Zambian subsp. reticulata Wild & Pope are recorded in Kirkia 10-2 (Wild & Pope, 1977: 351).
Derivation of specific name: eylesii: named after Frederick Eyles (1864 - 1937)
Habitat: In rocky soils on hillsides in Brachystegia woodland.
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Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
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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 25.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 30.

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Pages 155 - 156.

Wild, H. & Pope, G.V. (1977). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 7. Vernonieae (excluding Vernonia). Kirkia 10(2) Pages 350 - 351.


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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 eylesii subsp. eylesii., retrieved 24 October 2016

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