Vernonia galpinii Klatt

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Vernonia galpinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chinyakwaremba, Vumba

Vernonia galpinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chinyakwaremba, Vumba

Vernonia galpinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the road from Nyanga to Troutbeck

Vernonia galpinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the road from Nyanga to Troutbeck

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Synonyms: Pegolettia tenella DC.
Pseudopegolettia tenella (DC.) H.Rob., Skvarla & V.A.Funk
Vernonia monocephala Harv.
Common names:
Status: Native
Erect perennial herb with annual stems growing from a woody rootstock. Leaves along the stem, oblong-lanceolate, subsessile, covered in appressed hairs; margins entire and ciliate. Capitula terminal, solitary, up to 25 mm in diameter, bright purple.
Derivation of specific name: galpinii: after E.E. Galpin (1858 - 1941), South African naturalist and collector.
Habitat: In submontane grassland.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Eswatini and Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: MS,M
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 57.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 35.

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 434 - 435. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 303. (Includes a picture).

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.

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 498 - 499. (Includes a picture).

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Page 88.

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

Wild, H. (1978). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 8. Vernonieae (Vernonia). Kirkia 11(1) Page 100.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 90.

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Flora of Botswana: Vernonia galpinii
Flora of Zimbabwe: Vernonia galpinii

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Vernonia galpinii
African Plant Database: Vernonia galpinii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Vernonia galpinii
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Vernonia galpinii
JSTOR Plant Science: Vernonia galpinii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vernonia galpinii
Plants of the World Online: Vernonia galpinii
Tropicos: Vernonia galpinii
Wikipedia: Vernonia galpinii

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Vernonia galpinii., retrieved 6 December 2023

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