Vernonia holstii O. Hoffm.

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Vernonia holstii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rigde above Cavalo, Sanjunjira, Mt Gorongosa.

Vernonia holstii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rigde above Cavalo, Sanjunjira, Mt Gorongosa.

Vernonia holstii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rigde above Cavalo, Sanjunjira, Mt Gorongosa.

Vernonia holstii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rigde above Cavalo, Sanjunjira, Mt Gorongosa.

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Synonyms: Vernonia assimilis S. Moore
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Status: Native
Description:
Lax branching shrub, up to c. 4 m tall but usually less than 2 m. Leaves ovate to elliptic, up to 17 × 8 cm, pubescent above, densely greyish-white velvety to woolly below, venation indented above, prominent below; margin coarsely toothed; petiole short. Capitula in branched terminal heads. Involucral bracts with whitish margins. Florets white, c. 7 mm long.
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Habitat: Along the margins of submontane forest and high-rainfall woodland.
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Worldwide distribution: Cameroon, DRC, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
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Images last updated: Saturday 13 December 2008
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 1028. (Includes a picture).

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

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Page 75.

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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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Vernonia holstii
African Plant Database: Vernonia holstii
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Vernonia holstii
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Vernonia holstii
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Vernonia holstii
Ispot Southern Africa: Vernonia holstii
JSTOR Plant Science: Vernonia holstii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Vernonia holstii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vernonia holstii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Vernonia holstii
Tropicos: Vernonia holstii


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 holstii.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=158340, retrieved 26 March 2019

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