Vernonia glabra (Steetz) Vatke
var. glabra

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Vernonia glabra var. glabra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Vernonia glabra var. glabra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Vernonia glabra var. glabra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Vernonia glabra var. glabra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along roadside on hill behind La Rochelle Hotel

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Synonyms: Linzia glabra Steetz
Common names: Cornflower vernonia (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Robust erect perennial herb with annual stems, unbranched except in infl,, up to 3 m tall, growing from a large woody rootstock. Lower leaves petiolate, subsessile higher on the stem. Leaves oblong-elliptic to oblanceolate, becoming lanceolate in uppermost leaves; margin coarsely serrate, mostly glabrescent. Capitula numerous in small clusters, terminal on the branches, purple-blue. See var. laxa for comparison.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: glabra: hairless
Habitat: A species of roadsides, high rainfall woodland, grassland and riverine vegetation.
Altitude range: (metres) 980 - 1640 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Zambia, D. R. Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia; also Kenya and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 1 February 2011
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 178 - 179. (Includes a picture).

Bolnick, D. (2007). A Guide to the Common Wild Flowers of Zambia and Neighbouring Regions Revised Edition. WECS, Lusaka, Zambia Pages 22 - 23. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 37.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 42. (Includes a picture).

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Pages 89 - 91. (Includes a picture).

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


Other sources of information about Vernonia glabra var. glabra:

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Flora of Botswana: Vernonia glabra var. glabra
Flora of Caprivi: Vernonia glabra var. glabra
Flora of Malawi: Vernonia glabra var. glabra
Flora of Mozambique: Vernonia glabra var. glabra
Flora of Zambia: Vernonia glabra var. glabra

External websites:

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


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 glabra var. glabra.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=158300, retrieved 20 April 2019

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