Vernonia sylvicola Pope

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Vernonia sylvicola

Mabumba, Deriam
Apr 1990
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Group J: Plants annual, single season ephemerals; stems single, from a single season taproot.
Stem c. 13-120 cm tall, simple below, laxly branched above. Capitula numerous in large open panicles. Involucres 8-10 mm. long. Corollas purplish. Phyllaries hardly diverging.
Type location:
Zambia, Solwezi
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, D.R. Congo, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Lp,N,C,Lk,S,W
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Content last updated: Thursday 7 July 2016

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) Page 144.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Vernonia sylvicola., retrieved 27 January 2023

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