1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Guizotia Cass.
      1. Guizotia abyssinica (L.f.) Cass.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tropical Africa.

    [FWTA]

    Compositae, C. D. Adams. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

    Habit
    A nearly glabrous shrubby herb up to about 4 ft. high
    Inflorescences
    Numerous heads of bright yellow flowers 1-11/2 in. across.
    [FTEA]

    Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

    Habit
    Annual herb 1–2 m high, erect; stems often purplish, pilose to glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves sessile, subconnate-perfoliate, lanceolate to oblanceolate, 10–15 cm long, 2–6 cm wide, base truncate to cordate, margins entire to serrate, apex acute, scabrid on both surfaces, with sessile glands.
    Capitulum
    Capitula in terminal few-headed cymes; stalks of individual capitula 2–12 cm long; involucre 7–10(–32) mm long, the outer phyllaries foliaceous, pilose, the inner scarious; paleae 5–9 mm long, 5-veined.
    Florets
    Ray florets yellow, 6–8(–15), tube 1–2.8 mm long, ray 8–14(–21) mm long; disc florets many, yellow, 4–5.5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes 3.5–5.7 mm long; pappus absent.
    Habitat
    uderal; 1500–2000 m
    Distribution
    K3 U4 probably native in N Ethiopia, naturalized in India and Réunion

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Eritrea, Ethiopia

    Introduced into:

    Arkansas, Austria, Baltic States, Belgium, California, Cameroon, Canary Is., China South-Central, China Southeast, Connecticut, Costa Rica, East Himalaya, Florida, France, Great Britain, Illinois, India, Italy, Japan, Jawa, Kansas, Kenya, Lebanon-Syria, Madeira, Maryland, Masachusettes, Michigan, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New South Wales, New York, Northern Provinces, Ohio, Ontario, Palestine, Pennsylvania, Poland, Queensland, Réunion, Sardegna, Sicilia, Spain, Tasmania, Tennessee, Uganda, Ukraine, Virginia, Yugoslavia

    Guizotia abyssinica (L.f.) Cass. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Feb 26, 2010 Freidberg, A. [E2], Ethiopia K000662168
    Jun 1, 2003 Etuge, M. [4388], Cameroon K000108695
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 3194], India Helianthus oleifer K001129343
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 3206] Verbesina sativa K001129344

    First published in Dict. Sci. Nat., ed. 2. 59: 248 (1829)

    Accepted by

    • Danin, A. & Fragman- Sapir, O. (2019). Flora of Israel Online http://flora.org.il/en/plants/.
    • Pruski, J.F. (ed.) (2018). Flora Mesoamericana 5(2): 1-608. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.
    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Adams in J. W. Afr. Sci. Assoc. 3: 114 (1957).
    • F.T.A. 3: 384
    • in Dict. Sci. Nat. 59: 248 (1829)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Danin, A. & Fragman- Sapir, O. (2019). Flora of Israel Online http://flora.org.il/en/plants/.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 216 (1994).
    • D.J.N. Hind in Fl. Masc. 109: 202, t. 69 (1993).
    • Lisowski, Asterac. Fl. Afr. Centr. 1: 127 (1991).
    • J.Baagøe in Bot. Tidsskr. 69: 20, fig. 16 (1974).
    • Cufod., Enumeratio Plantarum Aethiopiae Spermatophyta (Supplement in Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg.) p. 1132 (1967).
    • Oliv. & Hiern, Flora of Tropical Africa 3: 384 (1877).
    • Cass. in Dict. Sci. Nat. 59: 237, 248 (1829).

    Sources

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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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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
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