1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Neojeffreya Cabrera
      1. Neojeffreya decurrens (L.) Cabrera

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical Africa, Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual or biennial herb, becoming slightly woody at the base, erect, simple or branched, 0.2–1 m high; taproot straight and slender; stems and branches tomentellous, winged with entire pubescent wings 0.5–2 mm wide.
    Leaves
    Leaves grey-green, oblong to spatulate, sessile, 1–4.5 cm long, 0.2–0.9 cm wide (to 7 by 1.8 cm for basal leaves in Madagascar), base decurrent into stem wings, margin entire or irregularly denticulate, apex obtuse or rounded, pubescent and sometimes scabridulous.
    Capitulum
    Capitula 2–5 mm long, grouped 5–12 in dense glomerules of 8–10 mm across, axillary and sessile to distal leaves or terminal and sessile, the whole forming a lax leafy panicle; receptacle subglobose, with aristate and plumose paleae 2.5–3 mm long; phyllaries pale green, 2–3-seriate, lanceolate, the innermost longer and more linear, to 2–3.2 mm long, ciliate and pubescent.
    Florets
    Outer florets white, many, female, filiform, 1.6–2 mm long, minutely 2–3-dentate distally; style shortly bifid, 1.8–2.5 mm long; inner florets dull dark red or dull purple, 2–4, narrowly infundibuliform, tube 1.7–1.9 mm long, glabrous, lobes 0.2–0.4 mm long, pilose and glandular beneath; anthers 1–1.2 mm long, briefly sagittate and with short distal appendages; style 2.3–2.7 mm long with ?connate arms.
    Fruits
    Achenes cylindrical, often compressed, 0.8–1 mm long, slightly 4-ribbed, but often sterile and stipe-like in inner florets, puberulous; pappus of white barbellate bristles, ± 2.5 mm long.
    Figures
    Fig. 81 (page 392).
    Habitat
    Roadsides, weed in cultivation; on sandy or stony soils, may be locally common; 100–1000 m
    Distribution
    T6 T8

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Neojeffreya decurrens (L.) Cabrera appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Bojer [s.n.], Madagascar K000274208

    First published in Hickenia 1(30): 160 (1978)

    Accepted by

    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Lisowski in Flore d'Afrique Centrale Compositae, Inuleae: 37, t. 6 (1989).
    • Cabrera in Hickenia 1(30): 160 (1978).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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