Vernonia meiostephana C. Jeffrey

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Vernonia meiostephana

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Umwinsi River

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Synonyms: Cyanthillium vernonioides (Muschl.) H. Rob.
Erlangea vernonioides Muschl.
Vernonia cinerea p.p.
Common names:
Status: Native
Similar to V. cinerea, but differing in its outer pappus reduced to a low fringe-like rim of short oblong or rounded scales, 0.1-0.2 mm long. In addition, V. meiostephane has a laxer inflorescence and smaller capitula and occurs at higher altitudes (over 800 m).
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Habitat: A weed of disturbed or cultivated ground; also in moist places by water and in woodland and grassland
Altitude range: (metres) Above 800 m
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Worldwide distribution: East tropical Africa, DRC, Malawi, South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Friday 29 January 2010

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Page 143.

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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 meiostephana., retrieved 23 March 2019

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