Vernonia wollastonii S.Moore

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Vernonia wollastonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Vernonia wollastonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Vernonia wollastonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tessa's Pool, Chimanimani

Vernonia wollastonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tessa's Pool, Chimanimani

Vernonia wollastonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tessa's Pool, Chimanimani

Vernonia wollastonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tessa's Pool, Chimanimani

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Synonyms: Vernonia gracilipes S. Moore
Vernonia transvaalensis S. Moore
Vernonia umbratica Oberm.
Common names: Forest vernonia (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
A rather lax scrambling shrub. Leaves alternate to sub-opposite, elliptic, up to 14 cm long, dark green above, paler below, thinly textured, mostly hairless except for some scattered hairs below; veining distinctly sunken above, raised below; margin with sharply forward pointing teeth. Capitula in lax terminal heads, pale mauve, pink or violet.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: wollastonii: named after A.F.R. Wollaston, explorer of the Ruwenzori Mts on the border of Uganda and DR Congo in 1906
Habitat:
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Aug - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, DRC, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Malawi distribution: N,S
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 1029. (Includes a picture).

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

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 79 - 80. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 61.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 90.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Vernonia wollastonii
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Vernonia wollastonii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vernonia wollastonii
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Vernonia wollastonii
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Vernonia wollastonii.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=158590, retrieved 9 December 2019

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