Vernonia subaphylla Baker

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Vernonia subaphylla

Red loam over dolomite
Nachitete River
Jan 1993
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Common names:
Frequency: Widespread
Status: Native
A scapose perennial herb, 25-60 cm. tall from an enlarged woody rootstock.Leaves appearing with, or sometimes after the flowers, mostly 4-8 basal, rarely a few cauline; lower leaves eventually up to c. 25 x 2.5 cm., linear-oblanceolate to narrowly oblong-oblanceolate, subacute athe apex and tapering to an attenuate very narrowly winged midrib. Scapes annual, greenish, usually solitary. Capitula solitary and terminal on the branches.
Type location:
Zambia, Mweru, Kalungwishi
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Worldwide distribution: Nigeria, Cameroon, Zambia, Angola, D.R. Congo, Tanzania, Malawi
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lp,N,Lk
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Content last updated: Thursday 7 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 118 - 119. (Includes a picture).

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vernonia subaphylla
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Vernonia subaphylla., retrieved 8 December 2022

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