Vernonanthura H. Rob.

Robinson, H. (1992) A new genus Vernonanthura (Vernonieae, Asteraceae) Phytologia 73(2) 65-76

Description of the genus

Similar to Vernonia but differing in the following characteristics:

  • inflorescence pyramidal or thyrsoid in form (corymbose in Vernonia);
  • stems woody and the species often shrubs or trees (more often herbaceous and arising from creeping rootstock in Vernonia);
  • anther bases often with prominent tails (tails absent in Vernonia).

Derivation of name: From the name Vernonia, the genus it closely resembles, together with an ending derived from anthera (anther) and oura (tail), referring to the frequently tailed anther bases.

Worldwide: 62 species occurring in the neotropics

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

Vernonanthura polyanthes

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
polyanthes (Spreng.) A.J. Vega & Dematt.MSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Vernonanthura:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Vernonanthura
Flora of Zimbabwe: Vernonanthura

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Vernonanthura
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Vernonanthura
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Vernonanthura
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Vernonanthura
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Vernonanthura
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Vernonanthura
JSTOR Plant Science: Vernonanthura
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vernonanthura
Plants of the World Online: Vernonanthura
Tropicos: Vernonanthura
Wikipedia: Vernonanthura

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Vernonanthura., retrieved 21 May 2024

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