1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Brachythrix Wild & G.V.Pope
      1. Brachythrix stolzii (S.Moore) Wild & G.V.Pope

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to Zambia.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Subscapose perennial herb 40–120 cm tall; stems with sparse crispate hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves mostly radical or subradical, elliptic or oblanceolate, 4–8 cm long, 0.6–2.2 cm wide, base attenuate or cuneate, serrate or crenulate-serrulate, apex acute, shortly crispate-pubescent above and especially on veins beneath, the stem leaves smaller, relatively few and rapidly decreasing in size up the stem.
    Capitulum
    Capitula more or less congested in small clusters in dense to somewhat lax terminal compound corymbiform cymes; stalks of individual capitula densely crispate-pubescent, bracteolate, bracteoles linear, pubescent; involucre obconic, 5–7 mm long, 3–5 mm in diameter at flowering time; phyllaries lanceolate, 3–8 mm long, purplish in the upper part, erect or recurving, attenuate or filiform-attenuate, pungent, shortly pubescent.
    Flowers
    Corolla purple, 9 mm long, lobes 3 mm long, with a few short apical hairs.
    Fruits
    Achenes (immature) angled, 1.8 mm long, slightly pubescent; pappus double, outer of short free triangular laciniate scales 0.8 mm long, inner of brownish, shortly barbellate flattened setae 2–2.3 mm long.
    Habitat
    Upland grassland; 1600–2500 m
    Distribution
    T7 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania, Zambia

    Brachythrix stolzii (S.Moore) Wild & G.V.Pope appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1999 Stolz, A. [2595], Tanzania K000273377 Unknown type material
    Stolz, A. [2595], Tanzania K000273376 Unknown type material

    First published in Kirkia 11(1): 26 (1978)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 43: 270 (1988).
    • Wild & G.V. Pope in Kirkia 11: 26 (1978).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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