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:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Friday 9 September 2011
Literature:

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 134.

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 25.

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. Protologue as Erlangea westii

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 89.


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Flora of Mozambique: Gutenbergia 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
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Gutenbergia westii
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
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, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Gutenbergia westii.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=158020, retrieved 27 June 2019

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