Vernonia adoensis Sch. Bip. ex Walp.
var. kotschyana (Sch. Bip. ex Walp.) G.V. Pope

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Vernonia adoensis var. kotschyana

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka SE 13km., Protea Hill Farm.

Vernonia adoensis var. kotschyana

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka SE 13km., Protea Hill Farm.

Vernonia adoensis var. kotschyana

Photo: Heidi Schmidt

Vernonia adoensis var. kotschyana

Photo: Mike Bingham

Vernonia adoensis var. kotschyana

Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Baccharoides adoensis (Sch. Bip. ex Walp.) H. Rob. var. kotschyana (Sch. Bip. ex Walp.) Isawumi, El-Ghazaly & B. Nord.
Vernonia kotschyana Sch. Bip. ex Walp.
Vernonia leptolepis Baker
Vernonia tenoreana sensu Eyles
Vernonia woodii O. Hoffm.
Common names:
Status: Native
An erect coarse perennial herb or subshrub 0.3-3 m. tall, from a perennial rootstock. Leaves widest below the middle, ± tapering towards the apex, petiolate to subsessile, petioles to 7 cm. long; lamina to c. 26.5 x 7.5 cm., lanceolate to oblong-elliptic, apex acute, base broadly cuneate to attenuate. Capitula large, in lax groups of 2-5 or solitary on branches, individual capitula of with a subtending leaf. Corollas whitish or mauve.
Derivation of specific name: adoensis: from Aden, Arabia
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Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Also Tropical West Africa and Sudan (South Sudan?) to South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E,S
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Bolnick, D. (2007). A Guide to the Common Wild Flowers of Zambia and Neighbouring Regions Revised Edition. WECS, Lusaka, Zambia Page 22. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 1026. As Baccharoides adoensis var. kotschyana (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 5. As Baccharoides adoensis kotschyana

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 29.

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

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 44. (Includes a picture).

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Pages 125 - 133. (Includes a picture).

Wild, H. (1978). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 8. Vernonieae (Vernonia). Kirkia 11(1) Pages 111 - 112.

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Flora of Malawi: Vernonia adoensis var. kotschyana
Flora of Mozambique: Vernonia adoensis var. kotschyana
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Vernonia adoensis
African Plant Database: Vernonia adoensis
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Vernonia adoensis
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JSTOR Plant Science: Vernonia adoensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Vernonia adoensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vernonia adoensis
Plants of the World Online: Vernonia adoensis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Vernonia adoensis
Tropicos: Vernonia adoensis
Wikipedia: Vernonia adoensis

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: Vernonia adoensis var. kotschyana., retrieved 20 February 2020

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