Vernonia melleri Oliv. & Hiern
var. superba (O. Hoffm.) C. Jeffrey

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Status: Native
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Habitat: Miombo and other woodland types
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Worldwide distribution: Zambia, D.R. Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,Mc,E,C,S
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Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 178 - 179. (Includes a picture).

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 90 - 93. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 60.

Wild, H. (1978). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 8. Vernonieae (Vernonia). Kirkia 11(1) Pages 72 - 73.

Other sources of information about Vernonia melleri var. superba:

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Flora of Malawi: Vernonia melleri var. superba
Flora of Mozambique: Vernonia melleri var. superba

External websites:

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

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 melleri var. superba., retrieved 7 December 2021

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