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Quilted leaf vernonia (V. flanaganii)

Observed: 24th November 2013 By: Peter Warren
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMidlands Conservancies Forum
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Quilted leaf vernonia (Vernonia flanaganii) Cavern near Bergville.
Quilted leaf vernonia (Vernonia flanaganii) Cavern near Bergville.
Quilted leaf vernonia (Vernonia flanaganii) Cavern near Bergville.
Quilted leaf vernonia (Vernonia flanaganii) Cavern near Bergville.
Quilted leaf vernonia (Vernonia flanaganii) Cavern near Bergville.
Quilted leaf vernonia (Vernonia flanaganii) Cavern near Bergville.
Quilted leaf vernonia (Vernonia flanaganii) Cavern near Bergville.
Description:

So very similar to Vernonia hirsuta var. obtusifolia, now classified as Hilliardiella hirsuta, that it is hard for me to understand why this species is now in a different genus. Distinguished because V. flanaganii has short stalks on leaves and not clasping, while the bracts narrow gently to a tip. Both species seen at Cavern but no detail of the dampness of the sites was recorded or prominent.

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