Vernonia muelleri Wild
subsp. muelleri

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Vernonia muelleri subsp. muelleri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Vernonia muelleri subsp. muelleri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Vernonia muelleri subsp. muelleri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Vernonia muelleri subsp. muelleri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Vernonia muelleri subsp. muelleri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Vernonia muelleri subsp. muelleri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

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Status: Native
Description:
A lax bushy perennial or subshrub up to 2.5 m tall.
Notes: It is not restricted to quartzite soils, occurring in evergreen forest margins and adjacent woodlands. The habitat is more open and possibly disturbed.
Derivation of specific name: muelleri: named after Thomas (Tom) Müller (1932-), former curator of the National Botanic Garden, Harare, botanical collector and one of the leading experts in evergreen forest ecology in our region.
Habitat: Evergreen forest margins and adjacent woodland.
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Worldwide distribution: Known only from the Chimanimani Mountains in Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: MS
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Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Content last updated: Monday 26 May 2014
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 1029. (Includes a picture).

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 172.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 135.

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 77.

Timberlake, J., Darbyshire, I., Wursten, B., Hadj-Hammou, J., Ballings, P., Mapaura, A., Matimele, H., Banze, A., Chipanga, H., Muassinar, D., Massunde, J., Chelene, I., Osborne, J., Shah, T. (2016). Chimanimani Mountains: Botany and Conservation. Report produced under CEPF Grant 63512. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London. Page 50.

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

Other sources of information about Vernonia muelleri subsp. muelleri:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Vernonia muelleri subsp. muelleri

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Vernonia muelleri
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Vernonia muelleri
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Vernonia muelleri
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Vernonia muelleri
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Vernonia muelleri
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Vernonia muelleri
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Vernonia muelleri
iNaturalist: Vernonia muelleri
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Vernonia muelleri
JSTOR Plant Science: Vernonia muelleri
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Vernonia muelleri
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vernonia muelleri
Plants of the World Online: Vernonia muelleri
The Plant List (version 1.1): Vernonia muelleri
Tropicos: Vernonia muelleri
Wikipedia: Vernonia muelleri


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Vernonia muelleri subsp. muelleri.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=158410, retrieved 23 November 2019

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