Aster harveyanus Kuntze
subsp. nyikensis Lippert

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Aster harveyanus subsp. nyikensis

Picture: Mark Hyde
World's View, Nyanga

Aster harveyanus subsp. nyikensis

Picture: Mark Hyde
World's View, Nyanga

Aster harveyanus subsp. nyikensis

Picture: Mark Hyde
World's View, Nyanga

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Synonyms: Diplopappus serrulatus Harv. & Sond.
Common names:
Status: Native
Erect perennial herb. Stems one to several, up to 50 cm. Leaves along the stem, lanceolate, 3-5-veined from the base; margin somewhat ridged, minutely serrulate. Flower heads mostly solitary, terminal on long peduncles. Ray-florets white to violet-blue, 3-dentate at the apex. Disk-florets yellow.
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: harveyanus: after William Henry Harvey (1811-1866), Irish botanist, and botanical pioneer. He co-authored the first three volumes of Flora Capensis.
nyikensis: of the Nyika Plateau in Malawi and Zambia.
Habitat: In montane grassland.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: (this subspecies) Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Other subspecies are found in Eswatini and South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: spilosoma lineata (Larval foodplant)
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Content last updated: Monday 4 June 2012

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 81.

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 8. as Aster harveyanus

Grau, J. & Lippert, W. (1980). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area, 11. Astereae (continued). Kirkia 12(1) Pages 11 - 12.

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 23.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 28.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 88.

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Flora of Malawi: Aster harveyanus subsp. nyikensis
Flora of Mozambique: Aster harveyanus subsp. nyikensis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Aster harveyanus subsp. nyikensis

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aster harveyanus
African Plant Database: Aster harveyanus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Aster harveyanus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Aster harveyanus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Aster harveyanus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Aster harveyanus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Aster harveyanus
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aster harveyanus
JSTOR Plant Science: Aster harveyanus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aster harveyanus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aster harveyanus
Plants of the World Online: Aster harveyanus
Tropicos: Aster harveyanus
Wikipedia: Aster harveyanus

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: Aster harveyanus subsp. nyikensis., retrieved 25 October 2021

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