Vernonia nepetifolia Wild

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Synonyms: Vernonia gracilipes S. Moore var. minor S. Moore
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Status: Native
A woody subshrub up to 1.3 m.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: On rocky slopes , on both quartzite and Umkondo sandstone.
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Worldwide distribution: Confined to the Chimanimani Mts in Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Images last updated: Tuesday 11 September 2007

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 81.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 172.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 135.

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) Page 76.

Wild, H. (1964). The endemic species of the Chimanimani Mountains and their significance Kirkia 4 Pages 151 - 152. as Vernonia gracilipes

Wild, H. (1978). New and interesting Vernonia species from the Flora Zambesiaca area Kirkia 11(1) Page 1.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 90.

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vernonia nepetifolia
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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 nepetifolia., retrieved 23 April 2024

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