Vernonia filipendula Hiern

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Vernonia filipendula

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Kafue District, Lusaka SE, Kanyanja dambo.

Vernonia filipendula

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Vernonia filipendula

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Vernonia filipendula

Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Baccharoides filipendula (Hiern) Isawumi, El-Ghazaly & B.Nord.
Vernonia graciliflora De Wild.
Vernonia lancibracteata S. Moore
Vernonia rigidifolia Hiern
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A stiffly erect perennial herb, 25-100 cm tall from a small woody rootstock; roots with tuberous swellings. Stems annual, 1-several, simple or sparsely branched above
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Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Angola, D. R. Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C
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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

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Pages 128 - 129. (Includes a picture).

Wild, H. (1978). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 8. Vernonieae (Vernonia). Kirkia 11(1) Pages 114 - 115.

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Flora of Malawi: Vernonia filipendula
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Vernonia filipendula
African Plant Database: Vernonia filipendula
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vernonia filipendula
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Wikipedia: Vernonia filipendula

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 filipendula., retrieved 25 May 2024

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