Vernonia nestor S. Moore

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Vernonia nestor

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Vernonia nestor

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Synonyms: Vernoniastrum nestor (S. Moore) H. Rob.
Common names:
Leaf lower surface ± densely pubescent-hirsute or puberulous, if tomentellous then indumentum also containing long hispid strigose hairs on main veins. Hairs on leaf upper surface simple, whip like.
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Worldwide distribution: W Africa, Zambia, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 111.

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

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Page 106.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Vernonia nestor., retrieved 24 February 2018

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