Vernonia wollastonii S.Moore

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Vernonia wollastonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Vernonia wollastonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Vernonia wollastonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tessa's Pool, Chimanimani

Vernonia wollastonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tessa's Pool, Chimanimani

Vernonia wollastonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tessa's Pool, Chimanimani

Vernonia wollastonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tessa's Pool, Chimanimani

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Synonyms: Vernonia gracilipes S. Moore
Vernonia transvaalensis S. Moore
Vernonia umbratica Oberm.
Common names: Forest vernonia (English)
Frequency: Frequent in suitable habitats
Status: Native
Description:
A rather lax scrambling shrub. Leaves alternate to sub-opposite, elliptic, up to 14 cm long, dark green above, paler below, thinly textured, mostly hairless except for some scattered hairs below; veining distinctly sunken above, raised below; margin with sharply forward pointing teeth. Capitula in lax terminal heads, pale mauve, pink or violet.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: wollastonii: named after A.F.R. Wollaston, explorer of the Ruwenzori Mts on the border of Uganda and DR Congo in 1906
Habitat: Along the margins of evergreen forest, in clearings and along streams.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Aug - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, DRC, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
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Images last updated: Thursday 17 March 2016
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 278. As Vernonia umbratica

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Pages 79 - 80. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 61.


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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 wollastonii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=158590, retrieved 9 December 2016

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