1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Hypericophyllum Steetz
      1. Hypericophyllum compositarum Steetz

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Congo, Chad to Tanzania and S. Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb to 0.3–1.5(–2.4) m high; rhizome short, creeping, with spreading fleshy roots; young stem sparsely pubescent, with opposite branches in upper part or simple.
    Leaves
    Leaves sessile or nearly so, narrowly ovate, 1–18 cm long, 1–6 cm wide, the lowermost and uppermost smaller, base cordate to sub-auriculate and semi-amplexicaul with the leaf-bases connate, margins entire or undulate, scabrid, apex obtuse or acute, glabrous or sparsely puberulous, punctate.
    Capitulum
    Capitula 3–21 in terminal cymes, hemispherical; involucre 10–13 mm long; phyllaries spreading, pale green and purplish, ovate, elliptic or lanceolate, 4–13 mm long, glabrous but for the ciliate margins.
    Florets
    Florets bright orange-red or red; corolla 10–12 mm long, glabrous or with pubescent base.
    Fruits
    Achenes narrowly turbinate, (4.5–)6–7 mm long, densely hairy; pappus of setae 5–10 mm long, winged and hairy at base, apex straight or hooked.
    Habitat
    Brachystegia or Brachystegia–Uapaca woodland or secondary grassland; 750–1800 m
    Distribution
    T3 T4 T6 T7 T8

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Chad, Congo, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Hypericophyllum compositarum Steetz appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1973 Whyte, A. [228], Malawi K001097344 syntype
    Whyte, A. [228], Malawi K000410634
    Whyte, A. [s.n.], Malawi K000410635 Unknown type material
    Barbosa, L.A.G. [3514], Mozambique K001097345 epitype

    First published in Naturw. Reise Mossambique 6(Bot., 2): 498, 499 (1864)

    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 Kirkia 10: 107 (1975).
    • F. W. Andr., The Flowering Plants of the Sudan 3: 37 (1956).
    • Verdcourt in Kew Bulletin 6: 363 (1952).
    • Steetz in Peters, Reise Mossamb. Bot. 2: 498, t. 50 (1863).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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 2019. 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 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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