Vernonia suprafastigiata Klatt

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Vernonia suprafastigiata

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Vernonia suprafastigiata

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Synonyms: Vernonia brachylaenoides S. Moore
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Status: Native
A shrub up to 4 m. tall, usually leafless at flowering time. The capitula are usually borne on numerous, abbreviated, lateral shoots arising in leaf axils of the previous season’s growth. They also occur more laxly arranged in large ± diffuse panicles of the current season’s growth. Achenes hispid, glandular; florets 9-17 per capitulum; florets purple or mauve – compare V. glaberrima.
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Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Angola, D. R. Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe
Malawi distribution: N
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Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 180 - 181. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 112.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 277. As Vernonia brachylaenoides

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.

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) Pages 84 - 86. (Includes a picture).

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vernonia suprafastigiata
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Wikipedia: Vernonia suprafastigiata

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: Vernonia suprafastigiata., retrieved 13 April 2024

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