Vernonia oligocephala (DC.) Sch. Bip. ex Walp.

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Vernonia oligocephala

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Goldenstairs Rd

Vernonia oligocephala

Picture: Bart Wursten
Goldenstairs Rd

Vernonia oligocephala

Picture: Bart Wursten
Goldenstairs Rd

Vernonia oligocephala

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Vernonia oligocephala

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Vernonia oligocephala

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lake Kyle Recreational Park

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Synonyms: Hilliardiella oligocephala (DC.) H. Rob.
Vernonia elaeagnoides (DC.) Sch. Bip.
Vernonia kraussii Sch. Bip. ex Walp.
Webbia elaeagnoides DC.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect, often tufted perennial herb, 30-80 cm. Stems 1-many, usually simple, occasionally branched, covered in greyish-white velvet. Leaves numerous along the stems, ovate to lanceolate or elliptic, up to c. 4 cm long greenish above, thinly velvety or almost hairless, densely silvery-grey velvety below, veining prominent; margin entire but wavy. Capitula in branched terminal heads, purple.
Type location:
Natal
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: oligocephala: with few heads
Habitat: In open and wooded grassland, usually appearing after fires.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Sep - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, DRC, Tanzania, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,Lk
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Pages 204 - 205. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 112.

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 58.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 37.

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 304. (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 96 - 98. (Includes a picture).

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

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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 oligocephala.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=158470, retrieved 8 December 2021

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