Gutenbergia westii (Wild) Wild & G.V. Pope

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Gutenbergia westii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Hadange Gorge near National Park Boundary

Gutenbergia westii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Hadange Gorge near National Park Boundary

Gutenbergia westii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Hadange Gorge near National Park Boundary

Gutenbergia westii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Hadange Gorge near National Park Boundary

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Synonyms: Erlangea westii Wild
Common names:
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Branching perennial herb up to c. 1m tall. Stems covered in appressed, T-shaped hairs. Leaves alternate, 3-9 cm long, ovate-lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, green and finely pubescent with T-shaped hairs above, white-felted beneath; apex with a mucronate tip; margin entire or with a few very small teeth. Capitula many in laxly branched heads. Involucres up to 10 × 13 mm; florets mauve-purple, 7-8 mm long. Achenes c. 1.5 mm long, strongly c. 6-ribbed; pappus of few, short-lived, barbed setae, c. 2 mm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: westii: named after Oliver West (1910 - ?), who collected the type specimen.
Habitat: On quartzite soils in Uapaca sansibarica and open Brachystegia woodland in the Chimanimani Mountains
Altitude range: (metres) 1200 - 1900 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Chimanimani Mts of Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Also Serra Mocuta.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Friday 9 September 2011
Literature:

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Page 156.

Wild, H. (1964). The endemic species of the Chimanimani Mountains and their significance Kirkia 4 Page 151. as Erlangea westii


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Gutenbergia westii
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Gutenbergia westii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Gutenbergia westii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Gutenbergia westii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Gutenbergia westii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Gutenbergia westii
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Gutenbergia westii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Gutenbergia westii
Ispot Southern Africa: Gutenbergia westii
JSTOR Plant Science: Gutenbergia westii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Gutenbergia westii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Gutenbergia westii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Gutenbergia westii
Tropicos: Gutenbergia westii


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Gutenbergia westii.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=158020, retrieved 27 April 2018

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