Vernonia bainesii Oliv. & Hiern
subsp. bainesii

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Vernonia bainesii subsp. bainesii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Nr Rhodes Camp, Nyanga NP

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Synonyms: Polydora bainesii (Oliv. & Hiern) H. Rob.
Vernonia buchananii Baker
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Status: Native
Perennial herb with annual stems. It may grow into a subshrub up to 1 m but often the stems are decumbent. It is distinguished from subsp. wildii by the narrower, near linear leaves which are distinctly revolute.
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Derivation of specific name: bainesii: after Thomas Baines (1820-75), artist and naturalist
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Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 109. (Includes a picture).

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 101 - 102.

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

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Vernonia bainesii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vernonia bainesii
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Vernonia bainesii
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Vernonia bainesii subsp. bainesii., retrieved 14 November 2019

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