1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Erigeron L.
      1. Erigeron alpinus L.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Europe to N. Iran, Ethiopia (Mountains), Kenya (Mt. Kenya).

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb to 25(–35) cm high; stems green to purplish, striate, densely white-pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves rosulate and cauline; proximal leaves petiolate (sessile in Kenyan material), the midrib and apex purple-brown, linear to narrowly spatulate, 1–12 cm long, 0.3–1.2 cm wide, obtuse to acute, cilate and with dense crispate hairs on both surfaces, but occasionally the oldest leaves glabrescent; cauline leaves up to 11(–16), lanceolate.
    Capitulum
    Capitula 7–13 mm long, 1–3(–10) in lax corymbs; peduncle in Kenyan material up to 3 cm long, elsewhere much longer, densely pubescent; phyllaries green, distally lilac to purple, 35–80, linear-lanceolate, 5–9 mm long, 1–1.3 mm wide, acute, pubescent.
    Florets
    Florets trimorphic; ray florets 60–150, pale purple, the tube ± 2.5 mm long, the rays 3.5–6 mm long, 0.5–1.2 mm wide, style ± 5.2 mm long; disc florets many, yellow, the outer female and filiform, 5.5–7.5 mm long with styles 3–4 mm long, the inner hermaphrodite with a tube of 4.5–4.8 mm long and lobes 0.25–0.4 mm long, anthers 1.2–1.5 mm long, style 5–5.5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes 1–2 mm long; pappus with setae 3–6 mm long.
    Habitat
    Grass tussocks or Alchemilla bush; 3750–3950 m
    Distribution
    K4 also in high mountains of Europe and Asia

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Italy, Kenya, North Caucasus, Poland, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Transcaucasus, Ukraine, Yugoslavia

    Erigeron alpinus L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Ash [1015], Ethiopia 35511.000
    Ash [1670], Ethiopia 35585.001
    Gay, J. [9], France K000884924
    Gay, J. [s.n.], Switzerland K000884925
    s.coll. [s.n.], Italy K000884923
    Spitzel, V. [588], Austria K000884926
    Bornmuller [7495], Iran K000885005 syntype

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 864 (1753)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 205 (1994).
    • Oliv. & Hiern in Flora of Tropical Africa 3: 307 (1877).
    • DC., Prodr. 5: 291 (1836), as alpinum.
    • L., Sp. Pl.: 864 (1753), as alpinum.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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