Vernonanthura H. Rob.

Robinson, H. (1992) A new genus Vernonanthura (Vernonieae, Asteraceae) Phytologia 73(2) 65-76

Description of the genus

Similar to Vernonia but differing in the following characteristics:

  • inflorescence pyramidal or thyrsoid in form (corymbose in Vernonia);
  • stems woody and the species often shrubs or trees (more often herbaceous and arising from creeping rootstock in Vernonia);
  • anther bases often with prominent tails (tails absent in Vernonia).

Derivation of name: From the name Vernonia, the genus it closely resembles, together with an ending derived from anthera (anther) and oura (tail), referring to the frequently tailed anther bases.

Worldwide: 62 species occurring in the neotropics

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Vernonanthura polyanthes

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
polyanthes (Spreng.) Vega & DematteisEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Vernonanthura:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Vernonanthura
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Vernonanthura

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Vernonanthura
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Vernonanthura
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Vernonanthura
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Vernonanthura
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Vernonanthura

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Vernonanthura.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1887, retrieved 18 April 2019

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