Vernonia rosenii R.E. Fr.

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Vernonia rosenii

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Saise Valley, Kalambo Farm, Mbala Distr., Northern Province

Vernonia rosenii

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Saise Valley, Kalambo Farm, Mbala Distr., Northern Province

Vernonia rosenii

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Saise Valley, Kalambo Farm, Mbala Distr., Northern Province

Vernonia rosenii

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Saise Valley, Kalambo Farm, Mbala Distr., Northern Province

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Synonyms: Linzia rosenii (R.E.Fr) H.Rob., Skvarla & V.A.Funk
Vernonia glabra sensu Wild p.p.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb up to c. 43 cm tall growing from a woody rootstock; stems annual, 1 to several, branched, leafy, white woolly or pubescent at first becoming glabrescent; lower leaves with petioles c. 6 mm long while other leaves subsessile; leaf blades 1.5-8 x 0.5 -2.5 cm, narrowly oblong-elliptic to oblong-lanceolate, apex acute to rounded, base cuneate, margins strongly serrate to subentire; capitula many, large and laxly arranged, terminal and solitary or 2-4 corymbiformly cymose on long stalks 3-10 cm long; involucres 12-15 x 12-18 mm, broadly turbinate-campanulate; phyllaries many seriate, progressively longer towards the inside, greenish to straw-coloured with dark green or purplish tips; corollas cornflower blue or mauve, up to 18 mm long, narrowly tubular and gradually widening to a deeply lobed limb; achenes purplish-brown at maturity, 6-8 mm long, narrowly subcylindrical to subfusiform, c. 10-ribbed; outer pappus of irregular narrow scale-like setae 1-3 mm long; inner pappus of brown, purplish tinged, flattened subplumose setae 8-11 mm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: rosenii: after Eric von Rosen, part of the Swedish Rhodesia-Congo Expedition, 1911-1912 when the type specimen was collected
Habitat:
Flowering time:Mar - Aug
Worldwide distribution: DRC and Zambia south to Botswana and Zimbabwe
Growth form(s): Perennial.
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 29.

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Page 91.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 39.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Caprivi: Species information: Vernonia rosenii.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=158530, retrieved 6 July 2022

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