Vernonia rhodanthoidea Muschl.

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Vernonia rhodanthoidea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hotel Castelo Branco, Chimoio

Vernonia rhodanthoidea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hotel Castelo Branco, Chimoio

Vernonia rhodanthoidea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hotel Castelo Branco, Chimoio

Vernonia rhodanthoidea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hotel Castelo Branco, Chimoio

Vernonia rhodanthoidea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hotel Castelo Branco, Chimoio

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Synonyms: Crystallopollen angustifolium Steetz
Polydora angustifolia (Steetz) H. Rob.
Vernonia erinacea Wild
Vernonia poskeana sensu Oliv. & Hiern
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect, diffusely branched annual or short-lived perennial herb, up to c. 1 m tall. Leaves sessile, filiform to linear, up to 10 cm long, mostly shorter, gland-dotted on both surfaces and with fine rough short hairs above, often mucronate at the apex; margin more or less entire, sometimes rolled under. Capitula few to many in a lax corymbiform or paniculate arrangement; stalks up to 5 cm long, velvety. Involucre up to 7-10 mm long; bracts 4-5-seriate, lanceolate to ovate, 2-7 mm long, finely velvety. Corolla mauve to purple, rarely pink, up to 7.5 mm long, excserted beyond the involucre. Achenes 2-2-5 mm long, 5-6-angular or ribbed; outer pappus short, of oblong-lanceolate, more or less overlapping scales; inner pappus of brown-purplish or grey-brown barbellate setae up to c. 5 mm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In wooded grassland and grassland, sometimes in vleis and in disturbed areas, along roadsides and as a weed of cultivation.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Apr - Jun
Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,E
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Images last updated: Saturday 22 September 2012
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 110. as Vernonia erinacea (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 36.

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 29. as Vernonia erinacea

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 35.

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Pages 148 - 149. as Vernonia erinacea

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 59. as Vernonia erinacea

Wild, H. (1978). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 8. Vernonieae (Vernonia). Kirkia 11(1) Pages 55 - 56.

Wild, H. (1978). New and interesting Vernonia species from the Flora Zambesiaca area Kirkia 11(1) Page 2.


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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: Vernonia rhodanthoidea.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=158210, retrieved 13 December 2017

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