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Genus: Vernonia

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid II > Family: Asteraceae > Tribe: Vernonieae

There are over 1000 species, almost cosmopolitan, of which 40 species are found in southern Africa.  

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa (POSA) - an online checklist (SANBI)

Vernonia acuminatissima

 

Vernonia africana

 

Vernonia amygdalina

 

Vernonia bainesii

 

Vernonia capensis (Cape Vernonia, Narrow-leaved Vernonia)

Blounaaldetee, Blounaaldeteebossie [Afrikaans]; bolou, mofefa-bana-oa-thaba, phefo [South Sotho]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 496; Eastern Cape wild flowers by John Manning, Auriol Batten & Hertha Bokelmann p. 272..

Vernonia centaureoides 

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 498.

Vernonia cinerascens

 

Vernonia colorata

 

Vernonia crataegifolia

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 440.

Vernonia dregeana

 

Vernonia fastigiata 

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 498.

Vernonia flanaganii

 

Vernonia galpinii 

Bloukwasbossie, Perskwasbossie [Afrikaans]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 210, 498; Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 246.

Vernonia gerberiformis

 

Vernonia gerrardii

 

Vernonia glabra

 

Vernonia hirsuta (Quilted-leaved Vernonia)

Wildesonsoekertjie [Afrikaans]; hlele-hlele, phefo-e-kholo, sethsee [South Sotho]; ijungitheka, ikhambi lenyongo, uhlunguhlungwana lwentaba, umhlazawentaba [Zulu] 

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 498.

Vernonia inhacensis

 

Vernonia meiostephana

 

Vernonia melleri

 

Vernonia mespilifolia

 

Vernonia myriantha

 

Vernonia natalensis (Silver Vernonia)

ileleva, isibhaha sasenkangala, umlahlankosi-omhlophe [Zulu]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 496; Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 246.

Vernonia nestor

 

Vernonia obionifolia

 

Vernonia oligocephala (Bicoloured-leaved Vernonia)

Bitterbossie, Groenamarabossie, Maagbossie, Wildetee [Afrikaans]; mofefa-bana, mofolotsane [South Sotho]; ihlambihloshane, uhlungu-hloshana [Zulu]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 496; Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 246.

Vernonia petersii

 

Vernonia poskeana

See Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 246.

Vernonia potamophila

 

Vernonia rhodanthoidea

 

Vernonia rosenii

 

Vernonia schlechteri

 

Vernonia staehelinoides

Blouteebossie [Afrikaans]

See Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 246.

Vernonia steetziana

 

Vernonia sutherlandii

See Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 246; Transvaal Lowveld and escarpment wild flowers by Jo Onderstall p. 192.

Vernonia thodei 

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 498.

Vernonia tigna

[= Vernonia neocorymbosa]

Swartteebossie [Afrikaans]; uhlunguhlungu [Swazi, Zulu]; umzane-wehlati [Zulu]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 440.

Vernonia triflora

 

Vernonia vallicola

 

Vernonia wollastonii

 

Publications

  • Jones, S.B. 1981. Synoptic classification and pollen morphology of Vernonia (Compositae: Vernonieae) in the Old World. Rhodora 83: 59-75.

 

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