1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Hypericophyllum Steetz
      1. Hypericophyllum elatum (O.Hoffm.) N.E.Br.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is South Sudan to S. Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb 60–210 cm high; rootstock fleshy; stem solitary or several branched in upper parts.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, sessile or shortly petiolate, elliptic or broadly elliptic, 3–24 cm long, 1–11 cm wide, base subcordate or slightly cuneate, margins entire or undulate, apex obtuse; glabrous or thinly glandular-puberulous, the margins nearly always scabrid; 3–5-veined from base; petiole up to 5 mm long but more often absent.
    Capitulum
    Capitula solitary on long stalks or the upper part of the plant branched so several capitula are close together with small leaves on their branches, resembling a cyme; involucre cup-shaped, 8–18 mm long; phyllaries green, the inner yellow-green, 4–18 mm long, glabrous but ciliate.
    Florets
    Florets bright orange, many; corolla 9–15 mm long, glabrous or with pubescent base.
    Fruits
    Achenes narrowly turbinate, 5.5–8 mm long, densely hairy; pappus of setae 2–5 mm long, slightly flattened, neither hairy nor winged (rarely a few slightly winged at base), hooked at apex.
    Figures
    Fig. 147 (page 721).
    Habitat
    Woodland and wooded grassland, ?often near termite hills, sometimes in recent fallow land; (200–)950–1950 m
    Distribution
    T3 T4 T5 T6 T7 T8

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Hypericophyllum elatum (O.Hoffm.) N.E.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Feb 1, 2013 Stolz, A. [1380], Tanzania K001097346 isotype
    Cecil, E. [244] K000410633 Unknown type material

    First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 35: 122 (1902)

    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: 108 (1975).
    • Verdcourt in Kew Bulletin 6: 363 (1952).
    • N.E.Br. in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 35: 122 (1902).

    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
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