Vernonia turbinella S.Moore

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Vernonia turbinella

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along main road between Lake Kaulime turn-off and Kaperepeze road, Nyika National Park

Vernonia turbinella

Photo: Petra Ballings
Along main road between Lake Kaulime turn-off and Kaperepeze road, Nyika National Park

Vernonia turbinella

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along main road between Lake Kaulime turn-off and Kaperepeze road, Nyika National Park

Vernonia turbinella

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along main road between Lake Kaulime turn-off and Kaperepeze road, Nyika National Park

Vernonia turbinella

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along main road between Lake Kaulime turn-off and Kaperepeze road, Nyika National Park

Vernonia turbinella

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along main road between Lake Kaulime turn-off and Kaperepeze road, Nyika National Park

Vernonia turbinella

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along main road between Lake Kaulime turn-off and Kaperepeze road, Nyika National Park

Vernonia turbinella

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along main road between Lake Kaulime turn-off and Kaperepeze road, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Lampropappus turbinellus (S.Moore) H.Rob.
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Description: Robust perrenial herb with 1-many annual stems, up to c. 1 m high. leaves closely spaced, stiffly leathery, broadly ovate to ovate-oblong or elliptic, up to 12.5 cm long and 9 cm wide, decreasing in size upwards along the stems, whitish hairy on both surfaces, usually more densely so beneath; venation reticulate, raised beneath but sometimes obscured by the indumentum; margins subentire to repand; petiole 2-12mm long, very narrowly winged. Capitula numerous in a terminal head up to 22 cm in diameter. Involucres 10-15 mm wide, obconic-hemispheric. Phyllaries tightly overlapping, leathery, grey hairy where exposed. Corollas cream to mauve-purple, 6-9 mm long, funnel-shaped with lobes up to 3 mm long, hairless. Achenes more or less compressed turbinate, up to 4 mm long, somewhat 3-4-angled, with dense appresed silky hairs; pappus dirty white, well exserted beyond the involucre.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.
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Literature:

Beentje, H.J. (ed.) (2000). Compositae (Part 1) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 257 - 258.

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 Page 35.

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Page 123.

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Flora of Malawi: Vernonia turbinella
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Vernonia turbinella
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vernonia turbinella
Plants of the World Online: Vernonia turbinella
Tropicos: Vernonia turbinella
Wikipedia: Vernonia turbinella


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Caprivi: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Vernonia turbinella.
https://www.capriviflora.com/cult/species.php?species_id=201730, retrieved 20 July 2024

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