Vernonia nestor S. Moore

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Vernonia nestor

Jun 1996
Photo: Mike Bingham

Vernonia nestor

On old mine dump
Dunrobin Mine
Apr 1996
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Vernoniastrum nestor (S. Moore) H. Rob.
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Status: Native
Leaf lower surface ± densely pubescent-hirsute or puberulous, if tomentellous then indumentum also containing long hispid strigose hairs on main veins. Hairs on leaf upper surface simple, whip like.
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Syntypes from Malawi
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Habitat: Miombo woodland, sandy soils.
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Worldwide distribution: W Africa, Zambia, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N,E,C
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Content last updated: Friday 29 July 2016

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 111.

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

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Page 106.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Vernonia nestor., retrieved 5 December 2021

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