Wahlenbergia banksiana A. DC.

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Wahlenbergia banksiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Wahlenbergia banksiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

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Synonyms: Wahlenbergia mashonica N.E. Br.
Wahlenbergia rhodesiana S. Moore
Wahlenbergia saginoides S. Moore
Common names:
Status: Native
More or less erect, multi-stemmed perennial herb, up to c. 50 cm. Leaves small, alternate, sessile, linear. Flowers in lax inflorescences, white to light blue; corolla split into lobes less than half the length, puberulous inside near the base.
Derivation of specific name: banksiana: named after Sir Joseph Banks (1743 - 1820), former President of the Royal Society and patron of the sciences
Habitat: In sandy grassland, riverbanks and seasonal vleis.
Altitude range: (metres)
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Worldwide distribution: South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E,S
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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 37.

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 38.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 43.

Thulin, M. (1983). Campanulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 96 - 97.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 202.

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Flora of Botswana: Wahlenbergia banksiana
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Flora of Mozambique: Wahlenbergia banksiana
Flora of Zambia: Wahlenbergia banksiana

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Wahlenbergia banksiana
African Plant Database: Wahlenbergia banksiana
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Wahlenbergia banksiana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Wahlenbergia banksiana
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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 banksiana.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157560, retrieved 24 October 2020

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