1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Gutenbergia Sch.Bip.
      1. Gutenbergia mweroensis Wild & G.V.Pope

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Zambia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    A procumbent perennial (? annual) herb.
    Stem
    Stems trailing-ascending, branched, leafy, often with leaf whorls in axils of mature leaves, angular-ribbed, appressed pilose-pubescent; indumentum of short-stalked long-armed T-shaped hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate on upper stem and branches, subopposite on lower stem, sessile, 2–4.3 x 1–2.4 cm., narrowly ovate to oblong-ovate on upper stem and branches, rounded or obtuse at the apex, cordate and semi-amplexicaul below at least in upper leaves, upper surface finely pilose-pubescent with T-shaped hairs, lower surfaces silvery-white felted with short-stalked matted T-shaped hairs.
    Capitulum
    Capitula small, numerous, in many 3–9-capitulate clusters corymbiform-cymose on branches 2–6 cm. long; capitula stalks 1–5 mm. long, puberulous.
    Involucre
    Involucres 3–5 x 4–6 mm., broadly cyathiform to globose.
    Phyllaries
    Phyllaries scarious with ± broad subhyaline margins, pilose-puberulous outside, from c. 2 mm. long and lanceolate outside to c. 4.5 mm. long and broadly oblanceolate inside, apices incurved not sharply bristle-ripped.
    Corolla
    Corollas purple, 3–6 mm. long, narrowly funnel-shaped, densely pilose-tomentellous.
    Fruits
    Achenes brown, c. 2 mm. long, oblong-obovoid, terete, minutely roughly pubescent all over and globose-glandular; pappus 0.

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    Distribution

    Gutenbergia mweroensis Wild & G.V.Pope appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1975 Fanshawe, D.B. [4732], Zambia K000272766 holotype

    First published in Kirkia 10(2): 312 (1977)

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0