Wahlenbergia subaphylla (Baker) Thulin
subsp. scoparia (Wild) Thulin

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Wahlenbergia subaphylla subsp. scoparia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Higher slopes of Mt Nhamedimu, Chimanimani Mts

Wahlenbergia subaphylla subsp. scoparia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Higher slopes of Mt Nhamedimu, Chimanimani Mts

Wahlenbergia subaphylla subsp. scoparia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Higher slopes of Mt Nhamedimu, Chimanimani Mts

Wahlenbergia subaphylla subsp. scoparia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Higher slopes of Mt Nhamedimu, Chimanimani Mts

Wahlenbergia subaphylla subsp. scoparia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small valley North-east of Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts.

Wahlenbergia subaphylla subsp. scoparia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ridge on Mt Shangani, eastern Chimanimani Mts.

Wahlenbergia subaphylla subsp. scoparia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ridge on Mt Shangani, eastern Chimanimani Mts.

Wahlenbergia subaphylla subsp. scoparia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ridge on Mt Shangani, eastern Chimanimani Mts.

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Synonyms: Lightfootia scoparia Wild.
Common names:
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, 20-50 cm tall, with few to many sparsely branched stems arising from a pale rootstock. Leaves few and small, 1.5-6 mm long and mostly less than 1 mm wide, linear-lanceolate; margin entire or with few minute teeth. Inflorescence terminal, contracted, usually less than 10-flowered. Corolla 5.5-9 mm long, whitish to pale blue, deeply split into linear lobes. Capsule 3-valved, 1.5-2.5 mm.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: subaphylla: more or less without leaves
Habitat: Montane grassland, often in rocky places.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: This subsp. is only known from the border mountains of Zimbabwe and Mozambique, where it is most common in the Chimanimani Mts.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Friday 21 November 2014
Literature:

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

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 82.

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.

Thulin, M. (1983). Campanulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 97 - 98.

Wild, H. (1964). New and interesting species Kirkia 4 Pages 161 - 162. as Lightfootia scoparia

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


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Flora of Mozambique: Wahlenbergia subaphylla subsp. scoparia

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


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 subaphylla subsp. scoparia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157660, retrieved 28 October 2020

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