Vernonia adoensis Sch. Bip. ex Walp.
var. kotschyana (Sch. Bip. ex Walp.) G.V. Pope

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Vernonia adoensis var. kotschyana

Protea Hill Farm
May 2008
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Vernonia adoensis var. kotschyana

Protea Hill Farm
May 2008
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Vernonia adoensis var. kotschyana

North Luangwa National Park
May 1994
Photo: HH Schmidt

Vernonia adoensis var. kotschyana

Mwamfushi River gorge above Mpika boma
Jun 1995
Photo: Mike Bingham

Vernonia adoensis var. kotschyana

Shantumbu, Lusaka S. 17km
Apr 1992
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Baccharoides adoensis (Sch. Bip. ex Walp.) H. Rob. var. kotschyana (Sch. Bip. ex Walp.) Isawumi, El-Ghazaly & B. Nord.
Vernonia kotschyana Sch. Bip. ex Walp.
Vernonia leptolepis Baker
Vernonia tenoreana sensu Eyles
Vernonia woodii O. Hoffm.
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Frequency: Widespread and common
Status: Native
An erect coarse perennial herb or subshrub 0.3-3 m. tall, from a perennial rootstock. Leaves widest below the middle, ± tapering towards the apex, petiolate to subsessile, petioles to 7 cm. long; lamina to c. 26.5 x 7.5 cm., lanceolate to oblong-elliptic, apex acute, base broadly cuneate to attenuate. Capitula large, in lax groups of 2-5 or solitary on branches, individual capitula of with a subtending leaf. Corollas whitish or mauve.
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Notes: This is the only variety recorded from Zambia.
Derivation of specific name: adoensis: from Aden, Arabia
Habitat: Forest margins, deciduous woodland or wooded grassland.
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Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Also Tropical West Africa and Sudan (South Sudan?) to South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,Mc,E,Lk,S
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Bolnick, D. (2007). A Guide to the Common Wild Flowers of Zambia and Neighbouring Regions Revised Edition. WECS, Lusaka, Zambia Page 22. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 1026. As Baccharoides adoensis var. kotschyana (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 8. As Baccharoides adoensis kotschyana

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 5. As Baccharoides adoensis kotschyana

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

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 44. (Includes a picture).

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Pages 125 - 133. (Includes a picture).

Wild, H. (1978). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 8. Vernonieae (Vernonia). Kirkia 11(1) Pages 111 - 112.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Vernonia adoensis var. kotschyana., retrieved 24 April 2024

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