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Kingdom: Plantae (2629)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2532)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2141)

      Order: Asterales (236)

        Family: Asteraceae (220)(family description)

          Genus: Vernonia (4)

            Epithet: colorata Drake (2)

Synonyms: Gymnanthemum bolleanum Steetz, Vernonia caboverdeana Lobin, Vernonia grandis (DC.) Bojer ex Vatke

bolleanum => in honor of Carl August Bolle (1821-1909), German naturalist and plant collector

caboverdeana => from Cape Verde

colorata => coloured

grandis => large, big


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub, tree

Flower colour: white

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