Aster harveyanus Kuntze
subsp. nyikensis Lippert

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Aster harveyanus subsp. nyikensis

Photo: Mark Hyde
World's View, Nyanga

Aster harveyanus subsp. nyikensis

Photo: Mark Hyde
World's View, Nyanga

Aster harveyanus subsp. nyikensis

Photo: Mark Hyde
World's View, Nyanga

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Synonyms: Diplopappus serrulatus Harv. & Sond.
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial herb. Stems one to several, up to 50 cm. Leaves along the stem, lanceolate, 3-5-veined from the base; margin somewhat ridged, minutely serrulate. Flower heads mostly solitary, terminal on long peduncles. Ray-florets white to violet-blue, 3-dentate at the apex. Disk-florets yellow.
Notes: Specimens from the Nyanga area (see photos) seem to be generally shorter, with the leaves concentrated on the lower part of the stem. However, it is presently not possible to distinguish these plants as a separate subspecific taxon.
Derivation of specific name: harveyanus: after William Henry Harvey (1811-1866), Irish botanist, and botanical pioneer. He co-authored the first three volumes of Flora Capensis.
nyikensis: of the Nyika Plateau in Malawi and Zambia.
Habitat: In montane grassland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: (this subspecies) Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Other subspecies are found in Swaziland and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: spilosoma lineata (Larval foodplant)
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Images last updated: Saturday 1 April 2006
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 81.

Grau, J. & Lippert, W. (1980). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area, 11. Astereae (continued). Kirkia 12(1) Pages 11 - 12.

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 23.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 28.


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Flora of Malawi: Aster harveyanus subsp. nyikensis
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African Plant Database: Aster harveyanus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Aster harveyanus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aster harveyanus
Ispot Southern Africa : Aster harveyanus
JSTOR Plant Science: Aster harveyanus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aster harveyanus
Tropicos: Aster harveyanus
West African Plants database: Aster harveyanus


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: Aster harveyanus subsp. nyikensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=158760, retrieved 4 December 2016

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