1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Erigeron L.
      1. Erigeron steudelii (Sch.Bip. ex A.Rich.) Sch.Bip. ex Schweinf.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual or biennial herb, becoming woody at base, 0.3–2 m high; stems erect or scandent, branched, green, cylindrical or angular, ± pubescent and glandular.
    Leaves
    Leaves pale green, (at least the proximal) spatulate with an ovate expanded part, the more distal ones less spatulate, 1.5–14 cm long, 0.5–6 cm wide, at the base with a winged pseudopetiole with the very base semi-amplexicaul to auriculate, the two auricles together 0.5–1.5 cm wide, the margins dentate, the apex acute, sparsely to densely hispidulous to pubesent, sometimes sparsely glandular and aromatic.
    Capitulum
    Capitula 3–7 mm long, up to 15 together to form subglobose cymes, several cymes together forming the terminal leafy panicles or corymbs; stalks of individual capitula 2–6 mm long, pubescent and glandular; phyllaries ± 30, 3–4-seriate, green tipped with yellow or red, lanceolate, the outermost smallest, 2–5 mm long, 0.5–1 mm wide, margins scarious and pale, apex acute, pubescent to glabrescent; receptacle toroid, with some small teeth around the areoles.
    Florets
    Florets whitish, cream or pale yellow, the marginal florets many (> 100), the tube 0.7–1.5 mm long, minutely toothed at apex, style 2.6–3.3 mm long; central florets 6–9, tube 2.1–2.7 mm long, lobes 0.5–0.8 mm long, glabrous or puberulous; anthers 1–1.4 mm long with narrowly triangular appendages; style 2.6–3.2 mm long, with flattened triangular and papillose branches 0.7–0.8 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes obovoid, compressed or some of the central ones cylindrical and angled, 0.8–1 mm long, 3–4-ribbed, glabrous or sparsely pubescent; pappus of many whitish to pale brown setae 3–4.5 mm long, inserted on a ring.
    Habitat
    A weed of cultivation, also in grassland, secondary bushland, wooded grassland, forest margins, bamboo zone, along rivers; 1050–3100 m
    Distribution
    K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 T1 T2 T3 T6 T7 U2 U3 U4
    [FWTA]

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

    Habit
    An erect or scandent much-branched shrubby herb 3-6 ft. high
    Leaves
    Thin pale green leaves
    Inflorescences
    Flower-heads with green involucral bracts and pale yellow florets
    Ecology
    At the margins of montane woodland.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Cameroon, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gulf of Guinea Is., Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

    Erigeron steudelii (Sch.Bip. ex A.Rich.) Sch.Bip. ex Schweinf. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1995 Scott Elliot, G.F. [6907], Kenya Conyza steudelii K000273898 holotype
    Jan 1, 1956 Brenan, J.P.M. [9545], Cameroon Conyza steudelii K000051963
    Keay, R.W.J. [28632], Cameroon Conyza steudelii K000051964
    Schimper [561], Ethiopia Conyza steudelii K000273868
    Schimper [561], Ethiopia Conyza steudelii K000273869
    Breteler, F.J. [MC 30], Cameroon Conyza steudelii K000051965

    First published in Beitr. Fl. Aethiop.: 148 (1867)

    Not accepted by

    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. [Cited as Conyza steudelii.]

    Sources

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