Wahlenbergia erecta (Roth ex Roem. & Schult.) Tuyn

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Wahlenbergia erecta

Photo: Petra Ballings
Val D'Or

Wahlenbergia erecta

Photo: Petra Ballings
Val D'Or

Wahlenbergia erecta

Photo: Petra Ballings
Val D'Or

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Synonyms: Dentella erecta Roth ex Roem. & Schult.
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Status: Native
Erect annual, branched herb, up to 35 cm. Leaves alternate, sessile, lanceolate to narrowly ovate. Inflorescence lax, more or less pyramidal; pedicels often with hairs of various lengths. Corolla white or pale blue, split deeply into narrow, linear-lanceolate lobes, hairy on the outside.
Derivation of specific name: erecta: erect
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From Zimbabwe north to Ethiopia and Sudan and west to Nigeria. Also in India and Malaysia.
Malawi distribution: N,C,S
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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 37.

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 31.

Thulin, M. (1983). Campanulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 102 - 104. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Wahlenbergia erecta
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Wahlenbergia erecta

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Wahlenbergia erecta
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Wahlenbergia erecta
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Wahlenbergia erecta
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Wahlenbergia erecta
JSTOR Plant Science: Wahlenbergia erecta
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Wahlenbergia erecta
Plants of the World Online: Wahlenbergia erecta
Tropicos: Wahlenbergia erecta
Wikipedia: Wahlenbergia erecta

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Wahlenbergia erecta.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157600, retrieved 18 April 2024

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