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Cyanthillium vernonioides (Muschl.) H. Rob. Erlangea vernonioides Muschl. Vernonia cinerea p.p.
Description: Similar to
V. cinerea, but differing in its outer pappus reduced to a low fringe-like rim of short oblong or rounded scales, 0.1-0.2 mm long. In addition, V. meiostephane has a laxer inflorescence and smaller capitula and occurs at higher altitudes (over 800 m).
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: A weed of disturbed or cultivated ground; also in moist places by water and in woodland and grassland
Altitude range: (metres)
Above 800 m
Worldwide distribution: E tropical Africa, DRC, Malawi, S Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Friday 29 January 2010
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Other sources of information about Vernonia meiostephana: African Plant Database
Vernonia meiostephana Biodiversity Explorer
(Biodiversity of southern Africa):
Vernonia meiostephana EOL
(Encyclopedia of Life):
Vernonia meiostephana ePIC
(electronic Plant Information Center):
Vernonia meiostephana Flora Zambesiaca
Vernonia meiostephana Google
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for
Vernonia meiostephana IPNI
(International Plant Names Index):
Vernonia meiostephana JSTOR Plant Science
Vernonia meiostephana Kew Herbarium catalogue
Vernonia meiostephana Tropicos
Vernonia meiostephana West African Plants database
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Vernonia meiostephana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=158390, retrieved 24 May 2013
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