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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is DR Congo to Zimbabwe.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    An erect slender to bushy, often tufted, annual or perennial herb to c. 45 cm. tall.
    Stem
    Stems sparingly- to much-branched, softly appressed-puberulous, leafy with the leaves sometimes crowded below; indumentum of short-stalked long-armed T-shaped hairs; branches to c. 30 cm. long, slender.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, becoming alternate on upper stem, sessile, 2–6 x 0.2–0.6 cm., linear-elliptic, acute, somewhat revolute, upper surface sparsely weakly pilose with fine T-shaped hairs, lower surface whitish or silvery araneose-felted, the midrib prominent beneath.
    Capitulum
    Capitula small, few to numerous, short-stalked, in 2–12-capitulate clusters, or terminal on short branches; stalks mostly 1–3 mm. long from slender spreading branchlets 1–6 cm. long.
    Involucre
    Involucres 4–6 x 3–5 mm., obconic-campanulate.
    Phyllaries
    Phyllaries many, scarious, acuminate-pungent or bristle-tipped, margins somewhat hyaline, finely araneose-pilose to glabrescent, the outer phyllaries from c. 3 mm. long, subulate-lanceolate, the inner to c. 5.5 mm. long, oblong-lanceolate.
    Corolla
    Corollas purple or mauve, 4.5–6 mm. long, narrowly funnel-shaped, araneose-pilose.
    Fruits
    Achenes polished-brown, 1.0–1.5 mm. long, obovoid-turbinbate, usually 3-angled, glabrous; pappus 0.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Gutenbergia kassneri S.Moore appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1975 Robinson, E.A. [5612], Zambia K000272767 holotype
    Kassner [2711], Zaire K000272745 Unknown type material

    First published in J. Bot. 56: 205 (1918)

    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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