Vernonia karaguensis Oliv. & Hiern

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Vernonia karaguensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleared shelf on Southeastern slopes of main massive, Mt Gorongosa

Vernonia karaguensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleared shelf on Southeastern slopes of main massive, Mt Gorongosa

Vernonia karaguensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleared shelf on Southeastern slopes of main massive, Mt Gorongosa

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Synonyms: Vernonia cistifolia O. Hoffm.
Vernonia porphyrolepis S. Moore
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Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial herb with 1-several annual stems, up to 1.5 m tall, branched near the top, growing from a short rhizome. Leaves shortly petiolate, lanceolate-oblong up to c. 12 × 4 cm, mucronate at the apex, roughly hairy above, more or less densely hairy beneath; margin almost entire or irregularly crenulate, rolled under. Capitula very numerous, in clusters, together forming a large paniculate head. Involucral bracts 3-5-seriate, 4-7 mm long, purplish, linear-lanceolate; outer more or less reflexed. Florets purple, 7-8 mm long.
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Habitat: In high rainfall miombo woodland often near streams.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Nigeria, DRC, Rwanda, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Tuesday 24 April 2012
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 176 - 177. (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. as Vernonia porphyrolepis

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 34.

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Page 103.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 60.


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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: Vernonia karaguensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=158360, retrieved 28 May 2016

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