1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Denekia Thunb.
      1. Denekia capensis Thunb.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual (?biennial) herb, erect, 5–40 cm high, branched from the base; stems sparsely villous, glabrescent, glandular.
    Leaves
    Leaves dimorphic, basal ones oblanceolate with base cuneate into a winged pseudopetiole, cauline leaves sessile, oblong to slightly oblanceolate, 1–5 cm long(–15 cm in basal leaves), 0.4–1 cm wide(–1.7 cm in basal leaves), base semi-amplexicaul to auriculate, margins dentate or denticulate, apex acute or obtuse and mucronate, arachnoid-lanate beneath, pubescent but glabrescent above.
    Capitulum
    Capitula 3–5 mm long, in terminal lax panicles or corymbs; stalks of individual capitula 1–6 mm long, glandular with stalked glands; phyllaries lanceolate, 2.5–3 mm long, 0.4–0.6 mm wide, with membranous margins, acute and fimbriate, glandular.
    Florets
    Florets mauve or blue; outer florets with tube 1.5–2 mm long, sparsely glandular, lobes 0.5–0.7 mm long; style 1.7–1.8 mm long, included, with papillose branches; inner florets with tube slightly widening, 1.5–2 mm long, lobes 0.7–1 mm long and usually spreading or reflexed; anthers 1.3–1.4 mm long; style ± 2 mm long, with short clavate branches, densely papillose.
    Fruits
    Achenes of outer florets narrowly ovoid, 0.5–0.7 mm long, sparsely hairy; of inner florets very narrowly cylindric, 1–1.2 mm long, < 0.1 mm in diameter; pappus absent in outer florets; in inner florets of a single seta 2–2.5 mm long, the distal 0.8 mm plumose, those of the individual florets grouped in the centre of the capitulum.
    Figures
    Fig. 75 (page 366).
    Habitat
    Streamside mud, swamps, seasonally flooded depressions; 900 m
    Distribution
    T8

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Denekia capensis Thunb. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Drege [s.n.], South Africa K000274124
    Drege [s.n.], South Africa K000274125
    Drege [s.n.], South Africa Denekia glabrata K000274127
    Drege [s.n.], South Africa Denekia glabrata K000274128
    Baur, R. [907], South Africa Denekia glabrata K000274126

    First published in Prodr. Pl. Cap. 2: 153 (1800)

    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: 28, t. 3 (1989).
    • Wild in Kirkia 7: 134 (1969).
    • Oliv. & Hiern in Flora of Tropical Africa 3: 331 (1877).
    • Benth. in Hook., Ic. Pl.: t. 1138 (1876).
    • Thunb. in Prodr. Pl. Cap. 2 (V): 153 (1800).

    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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