Vernonia stenocephala Oliv.

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Vernonia stenocephala

Miombo woodland
Chainama Hills area
May 1992
Photo: Mike Bingham

Vernonia stenocephala

Lake Chibakabaka
Aug 1988
Photo: Mike Bingham

Vernonia stenocephala

Degraded miombo woodland margin along rocky ledge
Mandevu Village, Mutondo, Kaoma Distr.
Mar 2021
Photo: Nick Wightman

Vernonia stenocephala

Degraded miombo woodland margin along rocky ledge
Mandevu Village, Mutondo, Kaoma Distr.
Mar 2021
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Status: Native
An erect leafy perennial herb, to c. 1.3 m. tall. Stems 1-several from a woody rootstock. Leaves ascending subsessile, linear. Capitula very numerous, ± densely paniculate at the stem apex. Corollas white or creamy-white.
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Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Angola, D. R. Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique; also Burundi, Nigeria
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N,E,C
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Content last updated: Monday 17 May 2021

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.

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 78.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Vernonia stenocephala
African Plant Database: Vernonia stenocephala
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vernonia stenocephala
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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 stenocephala., retrieved 5 March 2024

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