Vahlia capensis (L.f.) Thunb.
subsp. vulgaris Bridson
var. longifolia (Gand.) Bridson

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Vahlia capensis subsp. vulgaris var. longifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Urema Floodplain Edge, Gorongosa National Park

Vahlia capensis subsp. vulgaris var. longifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Urema Floodplain Edge, Gorongosa National Park

Vahlia capensis subsp. vulgaris var. longifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Urema Floodplain Edge, Gorongosa National Park

Vahlia capensis subsp. vulgaris var. longifolia

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Bilene district, Gaza province

Vahlia capensis subsp. vulgaris var. longifolia

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Bilene district, Gaza province

Vahlia capensis subsp. vulgaris var. longifolia

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Bilene district, Gaza province

Vahlia capensis subsp. vulgaris var. longifolia

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Bilene district, Gaza province

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Synonyms: Vahlia longifolia Gandog.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Mozambique
Description:
Erect annual or perennial herb, up to 40 cm tall somewhat woody near the base, often with a corky bark. Stems hairless or sparsely hairy on the stems. Leaves linear, up to 5.5 cm long, mostly shorter but with some longer ones dispersed along the stem, hairless. Flowers in axillary pairs on peduncles up to 1.5 cm long. Calyx lobes 3-5 mm long, often longer than the tube. Petals pale to bright yellow, 2.5-7 mm long. Capsule 1.5-3 mm long hairless to densely pubescent.
Notes: See var. vulgaris and subsp. macrantha for comparison.
Derivation of specific name: capensis: of the cape;
vulgaris: common, vulgar;
longifolia: with long leaves.
Habitat: In sandy soils on river banks and in grassland.
Altitude range: 0 - 45 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: This variety is known from Mozambique and northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: MS,GI,M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Monday 17 October 2016
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. (1978). Vahliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 49 - 53.

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Vahlia capensis subsp. vulgaris var. longifolia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=183740, retrieved 26 January 2020

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