Vernonia holstii O. Hoffm.

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Vernonia holstii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rigde above Cavalo, Sanjunjira, Mt Gorongosa.

Vernonia holstii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rigde above Cavalo, Sanjunjira, Mt Gorongosa.

Vernonia holstii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rigde above Cavalo, Sanjunjira, Mt Gorongosa.

Vernonia holstii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rigde above Cavalo, Sanjunjira, Mt Gorongosa.

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Synonyms: Vernonia assimilis S. Moore
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Status: Native
Lax branching shrub, up to c. 4 m tall but usually less than 2 m. Leaves ovate to elliptic, up to 17 × 8 cm, pubescent above, densely greyish-white velvety to woolly below, venation indented above, prominent below; margin coarsely toothed; petiole short. Capitula in branched terminal heads. Involucral bracts with whitish margins. Florets white, c. 7 mm long.
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Worldwide distribution: Cameroon, DRC, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Malawi distribution: N,S
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Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 1028. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 58.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 278.

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 75.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 59.

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Flora of Mozambique: Vernonia holstii
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Vernonia holstii
African Plant Database: Vernonia holstii
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Vernonia holstii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vernonia holstii
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Vernonia holstii., retrieved 31 March 2023

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