Vernonia denudata Hutch. & B.L.Burtt

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Vernonia denudata

Kalumbila, Enterprise Mine
Oct 2010
Photo: Mike Bingham

Vernonia denudata

Kalumbila, Enterprise Mine
Oct 2010
Photo: Mike Bingham

Vernonia denudata

Isanya coffee farm
Oct 2004
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Common names:
Frequency: Widespread
Status: Native
A strongly branching scapose tufted perennial herb, with leaves seldom present with the young capitula. Leaves 1-several arising directly from the rootstock. Scapes several to many, clustered; capitula solitary on unbranched scapes. Phyllaries with a narrow hyaline or purple membranous margin, subacute to tapering acuminate often undulate at the apex.
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Habitat: A pyrophyte of dambos and higher rainfall woodlands
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Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Zambia, D.R. Congo and Tanzania
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N
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Content last updated: Thursday 21 July 2016

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 117 - 119. (Includes a picture).

Wild, H. (1978). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 8. Vernonieae (Vernonia). Kirkia 11(1) Pages 106 - 107.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Vernonia denudata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Vernonia denudata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Vernonia denudata
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Vernonia denudata
JSTOR Plant Science: Vernonia denudata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vernonia denudata
Plants of the World Online: Vernonia denudata
Tropicos: Vernonia denudata
Wikipedia: Vernonia denudata

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 denudata., retrieved 25 April 2024

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