1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Vernonia Schreb.
      1. Vernonia daphnifolia O.Hoffm.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Gabon to S. Tropical Africa.

    [FZ]

    Compositae, G. V. Pope. Flora Zambesiaca 6:1. 1992

    Habit
    An erect tufted perennial herb, up to 20(30) cm. tall from a woody rootstock.
    Stem
    Stems annual, 1-many, simple, ± densely leafy in the lower two-thirds, ribbed, coarsely pilose-pubescent to tomentose; indumentum brownish strigose interspersed with long pilose hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves sessile, 1–2(3) x 0.3(0.8) cm., narrowly oblong-lanceolate to linear, apex acute, base ± cuneate, densely pilose on both surfaces, gland-pitted; upper cauline leaves absent or 1–3, bract-like.
    Capitulum
    Capitula mostly solitary and terminal on the stem, sometimes 2–3 in leaf axils below, these usually bud-like.
    Involucre
    Involucres up to c. 15 mm. long, broadly campanulate to widely spreading and hemispheric.
    Phyllaries
    Phyllaries many, strigose to glabrescent below and patent-pilose towards the apex; the outer c. 5–7 mm. long, subulate or narrowly lanceolate with an attenuate apex; the innermost up to c. 15 mm. long, lanceolate with an acuminate apex.
    Corolla
    Corollas pale-mauve, up to c. 12 mm. long, funnel-shaped.
    Fruits
    Achenes up to c. 4 mm. long, narrowly turbinate-cylindric, 4–5 ribbed, ± densely appressed-setulose, glandular; outer pappus of short, narrowly lanceolate scales; inner pappus of copious, brownish, barbellate setae, 8–10(12) mm. long.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Congo, Gabon, Zambia, Zaïre

    Vernonia daphnifolia O.Hoffm. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Gossweiler, J. [1842], Angola K001307278
    Gossweiler, J. [7457], Angola K001307279
    Welwitsch [3344], Angola K000273138

    First published in Bol. Soc. Brot. 13: 18 (1896)

    Accepted by

    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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