Wigandia urens (Ruiz & Pavon) Kunth
var. caracasana (Kunth) D.N. Gibson

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Wigandia urens var. caracasana

Photo: Bart Wursten
College Rd, Harare

Wigandia urens var. caracasana

Photo: Bart Wursten
College Rd, Harare

Wigandia urens var. caracasana

Photo: Bart Wursten
College Rd, Harare

Wigandia urens var. caracasana

Photo: Bart Wursten
College Rd, Harare

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Synonyms: Wigandia kunthii Choisy
Common names:
Frequency: Rare
Status: Introduced
Description:
Robust shrub, to 4 m. Leaves large, up to 50 × 30 cm, ovate; apex obtuse; coarsely toothed. Flowers violet.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: caracasana: described from Caracas in South America
Habitat: An escape on roadside verges and in disturbed riverine fringes.
Altitude range: (metres) 1500 m (approx)
Flowering time:Aug - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Southern Mexico southwards to Venezuela and Colombia
Zimbabwe distribution: C
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Friday 12 January 2007
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 271. As Wigandia kunthii


Other sources of information about Wigandia urens var. caracasana:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Wigandia urens var. caracasana

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Wigandia urens
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Wigandia urens
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Wigandia urens
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Wigandia urens
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Wigandia urens
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Wigandia urens
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Wigandia urens
iNaturalist: Wigandia urens
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Wigandia urens
JSTOR Plant Science: Wigandia urens
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Wigandia urens
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Wigandia urens
Plants of the World Online: Wigandia urens
The Plant List (version 1.1): Wigandia urens
Tropicos: Wigandia urens
Wikipedia: Wigandia urens


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Wigandia urens var. caracasana.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=148180, retrieved 7 June 2020

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