1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Pegolettia Cass.
      1. Pegolettia senegalensis Cass.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Africa to Arabian Peninsula.

    [FWTA]

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

    Habit
    A branched aromatic annual herb, woody below, up to about 1 ft. high
    Florets
    Yellow florets turning purplish, in heads 1/2 in. long.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual herb, occasional biennual, sometimes with slightly woody base, 5–60 cm high, much branched; stems glandular and scabridulous-hairy.
    Leaves
    Leaves linear to narrowly obovate, 0.5–3.5(–5) cm long, 0.1–0.3 cm wide, base cuneate or attenuate, margin entire or with few teeth, apex obtuse and mucronate, acute or 3-toothed, glandular and scabridulous on both surfaces.
    Capitulum
    Capitula 5–13 mm long, solitary on small branches but these forming small to large, lax, leafy corymbs; phyllaries green with yellow tips, porrect, after achenes have fallen reflexed, lanceolate, 2–10 mm long, acute, scabridulous and glandular; receptacle honeycombed, with triangular bumps to 0.3 mm long.
    Florets
    Florets pale yellow, 14–30, all hermaphrodite, tube cylindric, 3.2–5 mm long, sparsely glandular, lobes 0.1–0.2 mm except for a single adaxial one which is 1.3–1.5 mm long, glandular, anthers 2.3–2.5 mm long, style 6–6.5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes cylindric, 3.7–4.5 mm long, ribbed, pilose and sparsely glandular; pappus white, 5–6 mm long, plumose, with an outer row of deeply incised scales to 2 mm long.
    Figures
    Fig. 64.
    Habitat
    Open Acacia bushland or semi-desert grassland, often in eroded sites or on volcanic soils; 250–1650 m
    Distribution
    K1 K6 K7 T2 T3

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Cape Verde, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Pegolettia senegalensis Cass. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1987 Curror [25], Angola K000415316 holotype
    Jan 1, 1985 Schimper, W. [863], Saudi Arabia K000974571 isolectotype
    Jan 1, 1985 Pegolettie [s.n.], Senegal K000415315 isotype
    Ash [1117], Ethiopia 37654.000

    First published in Dict. Sci. Nat., ed. 2. 38: 232 (1825)

    Accepted by

    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.
    • Ghazanfar, S.A. (1992). An Annotated Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Oman and their Vernacular names Scripta Botanica Belgica 2: 1-153.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Berhaut Fl. Sén. 204.
    • F.T.A. 3: 361
    • Dict. Sci. Nat. 38: 232 (1826)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 214 (1994).
    • Anderb. in Cladistics 2: 181 (1986).
    • Wild in Kirkia 12: 47 (1980).
    • C.D. Adams in Flora of West Tropical Africa ed. 2, 2: 260 (1963).
    • F. W. Andr., The Flowering Plants of the Sudan 3: 44 (1956).
    • Oliv. & Hiern in Flora of Tropical Africa 3: 361 (1877).
    • Cass., Dict. Sci. Nat. 38: 232 (1825).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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