1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Gutenbergia Sch.Bip.
      1. Gutenbergia leiocarpa O.Hoffm.

        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
    A diffuse procumbent perennial herb.
    Stem
    Stems trailing-ascending, to c. 120 cm. long, much branched, leafy often with leaf whorls in the axils of mature leaves, softly appressed pilose-puberulous; indumentum of short-stalked long-armed T-shaped hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, becoming alternate on upper stems and branches, sessile, 1.5–8 x 0.3–2.0 cm., oblong-lanceolate or linear-elliptic, subobtuse at the apex, rounded to auriculate or cordate below, margins somewhat undulate; upper surface green drying olive-green, finely pilose-pubescent above, the hairs long-stalked T-shaped, lower surface silvery-white felted with hairs short-stalked and matted T-shaped.
    Capitulum
    Capitula small, numerous, short-stalked, in many 3–8-capitulate corymbiformly cymose clusters; capitula stalks 1–5 mm. long.
    Involucre
    Involucres 3–5 x 3–5 mm., obconic-campanulate.
    Phyllaries
    Phyllaries many, lanceolate, scarious with narrow subhyaline margins, araneose-pubescent outside to glabrescent, the outer phyllaries from c. 2 mm. long, the inner to c. 4.5 mm. long, shortly acuminate- or tapering-pungent.
    Corolla
    Corollas purple or mauve, 3–5 mm. long, narrowly funnel-shaped, densely pilose-puberulous especially in upper part.
    Fruits
    Achenes dark polished-brown or black, c. 1.3 mm. long, narrowly oblong-ovoid, terete, glabrous; pappus 0.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual herb 5-120 cm tall or long, erect or rather scrambling; stems finely hairy with more or less appressed hairs and usually also with spreading crispate hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite or alternate, elliptic or narrowly ovate, 1.2-8 cm long, 0.3-2 cm wide, base rounded or subcordate and semi-amplexicaul, margins slightly revolute with minute teeth (difficult to see but easy to feel), apex obtuse, apiculate, green and scattered-hairy above, silvery-white tomentose beneath.
    Capitulum
    Capitula rather numerous in terminal and upper axillary corymbiform cymes on long stalks; stalks of individual capitula 1-5 mm long, crispate-pubescent; involucre obconic, 2-6 mm in diameter at flowering time; phyllaries 3-seriate, narrowly ovate, 1-6 mm long, acutely pungent, green in centre, pallid and fimbriate-pectinate at the margins, often purple-tinged in centre towards apex, finely crispate-pubescent, glandular.
    Florets
    Florets ± 9 per capitulum; corolla purple or mauve, 3-5 mm long, densely hairy (especially the lobes), lobes 1.3-2.3 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes obovoid, 0.8-1.5 mm long, smooth, shallowly obtusely angled but not ribbed, shortly sparsely hairy or glabrous; pappus absent.
    Figures
    Fig. 30/1-3 (p. 127).
    Habitat
    On river, lake and swamp margins, in Brachystegia woodland, or a weed of cultivation; 770-1200 m
    Distribution
    T4 T7 T8

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Gutenbergia leiocarpa O.Hoffm. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C: 402 (1895)

    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: 157, t. 24c (1992).
    • Lisowski in Fragm. Flor. Geobot. 37: 302 (1992).
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 43: 254 (1988).
    • Wild & G.V. Pope in Kirkia 10: 355 (1977).
    • R.E. Fr. in Wiss. Ergebn. Schwed. Rhod.-Kongo Exped. 1: 319 (1916).
    • O. Hoffm. in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 402 (1895).

    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