Vernonia poskeana Vatke & Hildebr.
subsp. poskeana

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Vernonia poskeana subsp. poskeana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Vernonia poskeana subsp. poskeana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Quarry Kopje, Cleveland Dam, Harare

Vernonia poskeana subsp. poskeana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Quarry Kopje, Cleveland Dam, Harare

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Synonyms: Polydora poskeana (Vatke & Hildebr.) H. Rob.
Vernonia poskeana Vatke & Hildebr. var. chlorolepis sensu Eyles
Common names:
Status: Native
Erect annual herb, branching up to c. 1 m tall or unbranched and depauperate (see photos). Leaves linear, up to 8 cm long but usually smaller, somewhat roughly hairy; margin strongly rolled under. Capitula numerous in open terminal panicles. Florets purple.
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Habitat: Occurring in grassland, woodland, on rocky outcrops and along streams, dams and roadsides, often in sandy soils.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Apr-May
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 1 August 2009

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 180 - 181. (Includes a picture).

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) Pages 147 - 148.

Shone, D.K. & Drummond, R.B. (1965). Poisonous Plants of Rhodesia Ministry of Agriculture, Rhodesia Page 59.

Siebert, S. & Mössmer, M. (Editors) (2002). SABONET Southern Mozambique Expedition 2001; Provisional Plant Checklist of the Maputo Elephant Reserve (MER) and Licuati Forest Reserve (LFR) SABONET News 7(1) Page 24.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 201.

Wild, H. (1978). New and interesting Vernonia species from the Flora Zambesiaca area Kirkia 11(1) Pages 2 - 3.

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Flora of Caprivi: Vernonia poskeana subsp. poskeana
Flora of Malawi: Vernonia poskeana subsp. poskeana
Flora of Mozambique: Vernonia poskeana subsp. poskeana
Flora of Zambia: Vernonia poskeana subsp. poskeana

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Vernonia poskeana
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vernonia poskeana
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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 poskeana subsp. poskeana., retrieved 16 June 2024

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