Vernonia galpinii Klatt

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Vernonia galpinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chinyakwaremba, Vumba

Vernonia galpinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chinyakwaremba, Vumba

Vernonia galpinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the road from Nyanga to Troutbeck

Vernonia galpinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the road from Nyanga to Troutbeck

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Synonyms: Vernonia monocephala Harv.
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Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial herb with annual stems growing from a woody rootstock. Leaves along the stem, oblong-lanceolate, subsessile, covered in appressed hairs; margins entire and ciliate. Capitula terminal, solitary, up to 25 mm in diameter, bright purple.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: galpinii: after E.E. Galpin (1858 - 1941), South African naturalist and collector.
Habitat: In submontane grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) Above 1500 m
Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Swaziland and Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
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Images last updated: Monday 2 September 2013
Literature:

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 35.

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 434 - 435. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 303. (Includes a picture).

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.

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 498 - 499. (Includes a picture).

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Page 88.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 39.

Wild, H. (1978). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 8. Vernonieae (Vernonia). Kirkia 11(1) Page 100.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 90.


Other sources of information about Vernonia galpinii:

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Flora of Botswana: Vernonia galpinii
Flora of Mozambique: Vernonia galpinii

External websites:

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


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: Vernonia galpinii.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=158270, retrieved 21 March 2019

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