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

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual herb, 10-25 cm high; stems simple or branched, puberulous with T-shaped hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, becoming alternate on upper stem, sessile, linear, 1-5.5 cm long, 0.2-0.4 cm wide, apex mucronate, pilose to scabridulous above, white-felted beneath.
    Capitulum
    Capitula few to many in dense clusters; stalks of individual capitula to 1 mm long; involucre 3.3-5.5 mm long; phyllaries linear to lanceolate, 2-5 mm long, purple spine-tipped, white-lanate.
    Flowers
    Corolla purple, 3-5 mm long, pubescent with T-shaped hairs.
    Fruits
    Achenes dark brown, ± 1.3 mm long, 10-ribbed, sparsely hairy; pappus absent.
    Habitat
    Seepage areas in Brachystegia woodland; ± 1100 m
    Distribution
    T4
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    An erect slender to bushy annual herb, 10–25 cm. tall.
    Stem
    Stems simple to much branched, softly appressed-puberulous; indumentum of short-stalked long-armed matted T-shaped hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, becoming alternate on the upper stem, sessile, 1–5.5 x 0.2–0.4 cm., linear, apex subobtuse mucronate, margins somewhat revolute; upper surface pilose-pubescent, the hairs T-shaped with the stalks becoming rigid, or the hairs long flagelliform, lower surface white-felted with short-stalked matted T-shaped hairs.
    Capitulum
    Capitula small, subsessile, in 1-numerous clusters; clusters 3–10-capitulate, ± congested, terminal on the stem and branches; capitula stalks 0–1 mm. long; subtending leaves overtopping the capitula.
    Involucre
    Involucres 3–5.5 x c. 5 mm., obconic-campanulate.
    Phyllaries
    Phyllaries many, subulate to linear-lanceolate, tapering to a purple pungent tip, with ± obscured narrow scarious margins, white-lanate outside, the outer from c. 2 mm. long, the inner to c. 5 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corollas purple, 3–5 mm. long, funnel-shaped, densely white pilose-pubescent, the hairs short-stalked T-shaped.
    Fruits
    Achenes dark-brown, c. 1.3 mm. long, narrowly obovoid, c. 10-ribbed, sparsely setulose, the bristles uncinate at apex, minutely globose glandular; pappus 0.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania, Zambia

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1975 Robinson, E.A. [4617], Zambia K000272769 holotype
    Bidgood, S. [5833], Tanzania K000468592

    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.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • G.V. Pope in Flora Zambesiaca 6: 157 (1992).
    • Wild & G.V. Pope in Kirkia 10: 312, fig. 4b, 353 (1977).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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