Vernonia glaberrima Welw. ex O.Hoffm.

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Vernonia glaberrima

Photo: Bart Wursten
Fern Valley Dam, Mutare

Vernonia glaberrima

Photo: Bart Wursten
Fern Valley Dam, Mutare

Vernonia glaberrima

Photo: Bart Wursten
Fern Valley Dam, Mutare

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Synonyms: Vernonia mashonica N.E. Br.
Common names: Nyakashwa (Shona)
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Much-branched small shrub, usually up to 1 m. It is usually leafless or with new leaves just appearing at flowering time. Leaves elliptic to oblanceolate with more or less dentate-serrulate margins. Capitula numerous in panicles or pseudumbels on short lateral branches, white, sweetly scented.
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Habitat: In various types of woodland.
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Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
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Coates Palgrave, M. (1989). Guide to the trees and shrubs of the Mukuvisi Woodlands ?publisher. Page 22.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 278.

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 85 - 87. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 59.

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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 glaberrima., retrieved 23 October 2019

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