Vernonia luembensis De Wild. & Muschl.

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Vernonia luembensis

Kalungwishi Headwaters at Lipangala confluence
Jan 2000
Photo: Mike Bingham

Vernonia luembensis

Kundalila Falls
Jan 2001
Photo: Mike Bingham

Vernonia luembensis

Changwena Falls
Aug 1993
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Vernonella luembensis (De Wild. & Muschl.) H. Rob. & Skvarla (2010)
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Status: Native
A stout tufted perennial herb 45-100(150) cm. tall from a woody rootstock. Stems annual, 1-several, erect, unbranched below synflorescence. Leaves coriaceous (leathery) sessile, up to c. 14 x5 cm., pubescent to tomentose or glabrescent, not scabrid. Leaf venation prominently reticulate on lower surface. Capitula 1-12, solitary and terminal on the stem and branches.
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Habitat: Woodland and wooded grassland, on sandy soils.
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Worldwide distribution: Zambia, D. R. Congo, Tanzania
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N,C
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Content last updated: Wednesday 27 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 103 - 104.

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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 luembensis., retrieved 4 February 2023

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