Vernonia adoensis Sch. Bip. ex Walp.[Agg]

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Vernonia adoensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mukuvisi Woodland, office area

Vernonia adoensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mukuvisi Woodland, office area

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Synonyms: Baccharoides adoensis (Sch. Bip. ex Walp.) H. Rob.
Vernonia integra S. Moore
Common names: Musikavakadzi (Shona)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Herbaceous or soft-wooded shrub. Leaves broadly lanceolate to oblong-elliptic; margins strongly undulate and serrate with sharp teeth. Capitula solitary along the branches. Florets mostly tubular, white, sometimes tinged with mauve.
Derivation of specific name: adoensis: from Aden, Arabia
Habitat: In miombo woodland and wooded grassland, often near streams.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Oct - May
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Monday 9 April 2007

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 109.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 41. (Includes a picture).


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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 adoensis., retrieved 1 July 2016

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