Wahlenbergia capitata (Baker) Thulin

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Wahlenbergia capitata

Picture: Meg Coates Palgrave
Haka Game Park

Wahlenbergia capitata

Picture: Meg Coates Palgrave
Haka Game Park

Wahlenbergia capitata

Picture: James Varden
Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area.

Wahlenbergia capitata

Picture: James Varden
Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area.

Wahlenbergia capitata

Picture: James Varden
Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area.

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Synonyms: Li glomerata Engl. var. capitata (Baker) Lambinon
Lightfootia bequaertii De Wild. & Ledoux
Lightfootia capitata Baker
Lightfootia elegans Gilli
Lightfootia glomerata Engl. var. subspicata Engl.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Annual or perennial erect or somewhat sprawling herb. Leaves alternate, linear to narrowly lanceolate, sessile, hirsute on the veins beneath; margin dentate and ± dentate. Inflorescence a terminal head. Calyx lobes 2-4 mm. Corolla split almost to base, into linear lobes, blue, white or mauve. Ovary 3-locular, semi-inferior; style with 3 lobes.
Type location:
Malawi
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: capitata: in the form of a head, capitate
Habitat: In grassland and woodland and in formerly cultivated areas, often preferring sandy soils
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Worldwide distribution: Uganda, Tanzania, DRC, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N,E,C,Lk,S
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Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 158 - 159. (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 123.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 40.

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 38.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 64.

Thulin, M. (1983). Campanulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 99 - 101. (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Wahlenbergia capitata.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157580, retrieved 19 April 2018

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