Wahlenbergia erecta (Roth ex Roem. & Schult.) Tuyn

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Wahlenbergia erecta

Picture: Petra Ballings
Val D'Or

Wahlenbergia erecta

Picture: Petra Ballings
Val D'Or

Wahlenbergia erecta

Picture: Petra Ballings
Val D'Or

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Synonyms: Dentella erecta Roth ex Roem. & Schult.
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Status: Native
Erect annual, branched herb, up to 35 cm. Leaves alternate, sessile, lanceolate to narrowly ovate. Inflorescence lax, more or less pyramidal; pedicels often with hairs of various lengths. Corolla white or pale blue, split deeply into narrow, linear-lanceolate lobes, hairy on the outside.
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Derivation of specific name: erecta: erect
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Worldwide distribution: From Zimbabwe north to Ethiopia and Sudan and west to Nigeria. Also in India and Malaysia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,E,Lk,S
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Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 37.

Thulin, M. (1983). Campanulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 102 - 104. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Wahlenbergia erecta
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Wahlenbergia erecta
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Wahlenbergia erecta
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Wahlenbergia erecta
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Wahlenbergia erecta
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Wahlenbergia erecta
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Wahlenbergia erecta
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Wahlenbergia erecta
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Wahlenbergia erecta
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Wahlenbergia erecta
Ispot Southern Africa: Wahlenbergia erecta
JSTOR Plant Science: Wahlenbergia erecta
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Wahlenbergia erecta
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Wahlenbergia erecta
The Plant List (version 1.1): Wahlenbergia erecta
Tropicos: Wahlenbergia erecta

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 erecta.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157600, retrieved 23 April 2018

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