1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Vernonia Schreb.
      1. Vernonia helodea Wild

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Zambia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    An erect slender subglabrous perennial herb up to c. 50 cm. tall, from a thickened base with thong-like roots.
    Stem
    Stems annual, solitary, simple, ribbed, lanate below and sparsely pubescent above; the hairs short-stalked T-shaped.
    Leaves
    Leaves sessile, greenish, up to c. 55 x 1.5–3 mm., linear, tapering to an acute purple-tipped mucronate apex, tapering to the base, margin entire ± revolute, lamina glabrous.
    Capitulum
    Capitula c. 12, laxly arranged in a terminal subpaniculate raceme, stalks slender up to c. 4 cm. long.
    Involucre
    Involucres up to c. 5 mm. long, broadly obconic spreading.
    Phyllaries
    Phyllaries few-seriate, becoming purple, sparsely puberulous, glabrescent outside; the outer phyllaries short subulate or linear-lanceolate, the inner up to c. 5 mm. long, oblong, abruptly contracted into a cuspidate apex.
    Corolla
    Corolla mauve, up to c. 7 mm. long, narrowly funnel-shaped, limb puberulous outside.
    Fruits
    Achenes c. 3 mm. long, subcylindric to somewhat 4-ribbed, densely long-strigose; outer pappus of short somewhat scale-like setae, inner of pale stramineous barbellate setae 4–4.5 mm. long.

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    Distribution

    Vernonia helodea Wild appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Richards, H. M. [19470], Zambia K000273095 isotype

    First published in Kirkia 11(1): 10 (1978)

    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
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
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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/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0