1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Gutenbergia Sch.Bip.
      1. Gutenbergia eylesii (S.Moore) Wild & G.V.Pope

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb to 1 m high; stems 1-several, becoming woody proximally, erect, often with new whorls of leaves in the axils of mature leaves, densely appressed-hairy.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, sessile, narrowly ovate to elliptic, 5.5-8.5 cm long, 1.4-5 cm wide, margins remotely obscurely denticulate, apex subacute, apiculate, green and finely pubescent above, grey-tomentose and with brownish-tomentose reticulate venation beneath.
    Capitulum
    Capitula rather numerous in compound corymbiform cymes; stalks of individual capitula 2-15 mm long; involucre obconic-campanulate, 5-8 mm in diameter at flowering time; phyllaries 3-seriate, narrowly ovate, 2-8 mm long, darker in centre towards the apex and the inner purplish on the margins, otherwise pallid, densely finely pubescent, with narrow membranous slightly fimbriate margins.
    Flowers
    Corolla light purple, 6-8 mm long, lobes 2.5 mm long, densely finely appressed-hairy.
    Fruits
    Achenes often slightly curved, 1.8-2 mm long, 5-6-ribbed, very shortly sparsely ascending-hairy between the ribs; pappus very scant, absent from most florets, 1.7-3 mm long.
    Figures
    Fig. 30/4 (achene).
    [FZ]

    Compositae, G. V. Pope. Flora Zambesiaca 6:1. 1992

    Habit
    A lax perennial herb to c. 60 cm. tall.
    Stem
    Stems 1-several, becoming woody below, branched, leafy often densely so with new leaf whorls in axils of mature leaves, appressed tomentose; indumentum of short-stalked long-armed T-shaped hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, subsessile or shortly petiolate, up to c. 8 x 5 cm., linear-lanceolate to narrowly lanceolate-oblong or elliptic, apex subacute mucronate, base rounded to cuneate, lamina undulate or flat; upper surface green drying brownish, finely pilose to pubescent, the hairs long-stalked T-shaped becoming rigid; lower surface densely whitish felted with short-stalked matted T-shaped hairs.
    Capitulum
    Capitula many, often laxly clustered at the ends of branches; stalks mostly 2–15 mm. long, appressed tomentellous, with 1–2 linear bracts.
    Involucre
    Involucres 6–8 x 5–8 mm., spreading to c. 10 mm. wide, obconic to campanulate.
    Phyllaries
    Phyllaries many, ± narrowly lanceolate-acuminate or attenuate, aristate, appressed tomentellous outside, often purplish towards the apex and on the narrowly membranous margins; outer phyllaries c. 2 mm. long, the inner to c. 8 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corolla purple or mauve, 6–8 mm. long, narrowly funnel-shaped, softly puberulous with T-shaped hairs especially in the upper half.
    Fruits
    Achenes c. 5 mm. long, ± narrowly turbinate, truncate above, strongly c. 5-ribbed, minutely setulose between the ribs; pappus of sparse caducous barbellate setae up to c. 3 mm. long, sometimes absent from some capitula or even entire synflorescenees.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe

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

    First published in Kirkia 10(2): 314 (1977)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • G.V. Pope in Flora Zambesiaca 6: 155 (1992).
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 43: 253 (1988).
    • Wild & G.V. Pope in Kirkia 10: 314, tt. 4e on 331, 350 (1977).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0