Wahlenbergia abyssinica (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Thulin

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Wahlenbergia abyssinica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path from Tessa's Pool back to Outward Bound, Chimanimani.

Wahlenbergia abyssinica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path from Tessa's Pool back to Outward Bound, Chimanimani.

Wahlenbergia abyssinica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path from Tessa's Pool back to Outward Bound, Chimanimani.

Wahlenbergia abyssinica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path from Tessa's Pool back to Outward Bound, Chimanimani.

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Synonyms: Lightfootia abyssinica Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Annual or perennial herb, up to 90 cm, growing from a taproot. Stems 1 to several. Leaves alternate, sessile, linear to lanceolate. Inflorescence mostly lax. Corolla blue, yellowish or rarely reddish, split almost to the base into linear lobes, slightly hairy inside near the base, glabrous outside.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: abyssinica: of Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
Habitat: In woodland, grassland, forest clearings, roadsides and old cultivation.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From South Africa north to Ethiopia and Somalia. Also in Madagascar
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 7 March 2007
Literature:

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 58. As Wahlenbergia abyssinica abyssinica

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 31.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 64.

Thulin, M. (1983). Campanulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 103 - 105.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 90.


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Wahlenbergia abyssinica
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Wahlenbergia abyssinica
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Wahlenbergia abyssinica
JSTOR Plant Science: Wahlenbergia abyssinica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Wahlenbergia abyssinica
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Wahlenbergia abyssinica
Plants of the World Online: Wahlenbergia abyssinica
The Plant List (version 1.1): Wahlenbergia abyssinica
Tropicos: Wahlenbergia abyssinica
Wikipedia: Wahlenbergia abyssinica


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: Wahlenbergia abyssinica.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157540, retrieved 3 August 2020

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