Vernonia suprafastigiata Klatt

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Vernonia suprafastigiata

Degraded miombo woodland
Mumbwa District, Nalusanga
Aug 1992
Photo: Mike Bingham

Vernonia suprafastigiata

Nachitete River
Aug 1992
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Vernonia brachylaenoides S. Moore
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Status: Native
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Notes: leaves on thick branchlets; Key: Achenes hispid, glandular; florets 9-17 per capitulum; florets purple or mauve – see V.glaberrima
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Habitat: Woodlands, often on rocky hillsides.
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Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Angola, D. R. Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Cb,N,Mc,E,C,Lk,S,W
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Content last updated: Friday 29 July 2016

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 180 - 181. (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.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 277. As Vernonia brachylaenoides

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) Pages 84 - 86. (Includes a picture).

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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 suprafastigiata., retrieved 4 March 2024

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