Vernonia glabra (Steetz) Vatke
var. laxa (Steetz) Brenan

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Vernonia glabra var. laxa

Picture: Bart Wursten
Island 1, Katombora, Zambezi

Vernonia glabra var. laxa

Picture: Bart Wursten
Island 1, Katombora, Zambezi

Vernonia glabra var. laxa

Picture: Bart Wursten
Island 1, Katombora, Zambezi

Vernonia glabra var. laxa

Kafue Fisheries
Apr 1990
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Linzia gerberiformis (Oliv. & Hiern) H. Rob.
Linzia glabra Steetz var. laxa (Steetz) Brenan
Common names:
Status: Native
This variety can be distinguished from var. glabra by the more lax inflorescences, longer peduncles, and shorter phyllaries. It is a generally less robust plant.
Type location:
Syntypes from Mozambique
Derivation of specific name: glabra: hairless; laxa: open, loose, lax
Habitat: Found at lower altitudes, growing in sandy or heavy clay alluvial soils on flood plains.
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Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): E,C,Lk,S,W
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 27 July 2016

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 37. (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 88 - 91.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 39.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 201. as Vernonia glabra

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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 glabra var. laxa., retrieved 25 April 2024

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