Vernonia bainesii Oliv. & Hiern
subsp. wildii (Merxm.) Wild

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Vernonia bainesii subsp. wildii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, area below dam wall

Vernonia bainesii subsp. wildii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, area below dam wall

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Synonyms: Vernonia wildii Merxm.
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Normally found in lower rainfall areas than subsp. bainesii, from which it is distinguished by slightly wider, narrowly elliptic leaves, which are not markedly revolute and its more erect habit. Otherwise similar to subsp. bainesii.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: A grassland species on granite or serpentine soils, occurring on the Great Dyke and the central plateau. It is also found in miombo woodland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Mar
Worldwide distribution: Confined to Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
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Images last updated: Sunday 20 August 2006

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 172.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 135.

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.

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Pages 101 - 102.

Wild, H. (1978). New and interesting Vernonia species from the Flora Zambesiaca area Kirkia 11(1) Page 1.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Vernonia bainesii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Vernonia bainesii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Vernonia bainesii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Vernonia bainesii
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iNaturalist: Vernonia bainesii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Vernonia bainesii
JSTOR Plant Science: Vernonia bainesii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vernonia bainesii
Plants of the World Online: Vernonia bainesii
Tropicos: Vernonia bainesii
Wikipedia: Vernonia bainesii

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Vernonia bainesii subsp. wildii., retrieved 4 March 2024

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