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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Images last updated: Sunday 10 September 2006

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 58.

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, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Vernonia glaberrima., retrieved 23 May 2024

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