1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Gutenbergia Sch.Bip.
      1. Gutenbergia gossweileri S.Moore

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    An erect slender to bushy annual herb, 7–80 cm. tall.
    Stem
    Stems sparsely to much branched, leafy, softly appressed-puberulous; branches to c. 40 cm. long, ± widely spreading; axils of mature leaves often with whorls of young leaves; indumentum of long-armed T-shaped hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, becoming alternate on upper stem, sessile, mostly 2–7 x 0.5–1.5 cm., narrowly oblong, becoming oblong-lanceolate on upper stem, acute at the apex, rounded to semi-amplexicaul or sometimes broadly cuneate at the base; upper surface sparsely weakly pilose to scabridulous, the hairs T-shaped sometimes becoming rigid, the lower surface whitish or silvery araneose-felted with short-stalked matted T-shaped hairs.
    Capitulum
    Capitula numerous, small, ± laxly arranged or loosely clustered; stalks mostly 1–5 mm. long, from slender branchlets to c. 2 cm. long.
    Involucre
    Involucres 3–6 x 3–6 mm., campanulate-cyathiform to somewhat spreading.
    Phyllaries
    Phyllaries many, green, membranous with scarious or subhyaline margins, lanceolate, shortly acuminate-pungent or tapering to a bristle-tipped apex, finely araneose-pilose outside, the outer from c. 1 mm. long, the inner to c. 6 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corollas purple to pale-mauve, 3–5 mm. long, narrowly funnel-shaped, appressed pilose-puberulous.
    Fruits
    Achenes brown, c. 1.5 mm. long, broadly obovoid-turbinate, somewhat 2–3-sided, appressed setulose at the apex and base, glabrous about the middle; pappus 0.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Gutenbergia gossweileri S.Moore appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Gossweiler, G. [2741], Angola K000272768 Unknown type material
    De Witte, G.J. [268], Zaire K000272742 Unknown type material

    First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 47: 257 (1925)

    Accepted by

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

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    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/
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    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/
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