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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Herb 75-120 cm tall; stems erect, much-branched, densely appressed-hairy.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, (narrowly) ovate or elliptic, 1.3-6 cm long, 0.4-1.8 cm wide, base cuneate or attenuate into a petioloid base, in distal leaves more or less sessile and somewhat semi-amplexicaul at the base, margins subentire, apex subacute to rounded, apiculate, thinly pubescent above, white-tomentose beneath.
    Capitulum
    Capitula in lax divaricating terminal and upper axillary corymbiform cymes; stalks of individual capitula densely appressed-pubescent; involucre shortly cylindrical, 3-4.5 mm in diameter at flowering time; phyllaries 3-seriate, all narrowly ovate, 5-8 mm long, acute, pungent, darker green centrally, finely pubescent with white hairs, margins pallid, membranous, finely fimbriate-pectinate, often purple-tinged especially on margins.
    Flowers
    Corolla purple or purple-mauve, 5.5-6.5 mm long, lobes 2-2.7 mm long, shortly stiffly hairy at the apex.
    Fruits
    Achenes shortly cylindrical or broadly obovoid, 1.1-1.3 mm long, obtusely 4-6-ribbed, smooth, glandular and finely ascending-hairy between the ribs; pappus absent.
    Habitat
    Woodland and wooded grassland, forest margins and clearings and seasonally damp grassy areas; 1-400 m
    Distribution
    K7 T3 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Tanzania

    Gutenbergia pembensis S.Moore appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2011 Graham, R.M. [K2153], Kenya K000662622
    Mar 26, 1992 Luke, W.R.Q. [1780], Kenya K000312097
    Mar 1, 1987 Peter, A. [54472], Tanzania K000312105
    Mar 1, 1987 Peter, A. [54517], Tanzania K000312106
    Mar 1, 1987 Peter, A. [54589], Tanzania K000312107
    Oct 10, 1980 Graham, R.M. [2153], Kenya K000312098
    Graham, R.M. [2153], Kenya K000312099
    Faulkner, H.G. [1672], Tanzania K000312108
    Polhill, R.M. [775], Kenya K000312103
    Rawlins, S.P. [720], Kenya K000312101
    Kassner [366], Kenya K000272750 Unknown type material
    Magogo, F.C. [1084], Kenya K000312102
    Jeffery, G.W. [K203], Kenya K000312100
    Moggridge, J.M. [174], Kenya K000312104

    First published in J. Bot. 40: 339 (1902)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 43: 253 (1988).
    • S. Moore in Journal of Botany 40: 339 (1902).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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