Wahlenbergia denticulata (Burch.) A. DC.

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Wahlenbergia denticulata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Wahlenbergia denticulata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Wahlenbergia denticulata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Nr upper dam, Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

Wahlenbergia denticulata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Nr upper dam, Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

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Synonyms: Lightfootia denticulata (Burch.) Sond.
Lightfootia tenuifolia A. DC.
Common names:
Status: Native
Somewhat subshrubby perennial or rarely annual herb, up to 1 m. Stems many, decumbent or ascending. Leaves alternate, sessile, linear-lanceolate; margins denticulate. Flowers white to deep blue; corolla deeply split into linear-lanceolate lobes, puberulous inside near the base, hairless or very shortly pubescent outside.
Type location:
South Africa, Cape Province
Derivation of specific name: denticulata: finely toothed, referring to the leaf margins
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From Kenya to South Africa and West to Angola and DRC.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,E,Lk,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 58. As Wahlenbergia denticulata denticulata

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 37. As Wahlenbergia denticulata denticulata

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.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 46. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 43.

Siebert, S. & Mössmer, M. (Editors) (2002). SABONET Southern Mozambique Expedition 2001; Provisional Plant Checklist of the Maputo Elephant Reserve (MER) and Licuati Forest Reserve (LFR) SABONET News 7(1) Page 24.

Thulin, M. (1983). Campanulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 95 - 96.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Wahlenbergia denticulata
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Wahlenbergia denticulata
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Wahlenbergia denticulata.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157590, retrieved 24 September 2023

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