1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Pulicaria Gaertn.
      1. Pulicaria petiolaris Jaub. & Spach

        This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tropical Africa, Arabian Peninsula, W. & Central Himalaya.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Woody herb or sub-shrub, 0.1–0.4 m high, branched from base; stems sparsely hispid-pubescent and glandular.
    Leaves
    Leaves petiolate, the petiole widened at the very base and 1–2 cm long, blade ovate, 1.8–6(–9.5) cm long, 1–3 cm wide, base rounded to cuneate, margins dentate, apex acute, densely to sparsely pubescent and glandular on both surfaces.
    Capitulum
    Capitula 5–7 mm long, on long (5–7 cm) leafless stalks near branch ends, several forming a lax leafy panicle or corymb; phyllaries lanceolate to linear, 1.5–5 mm long, acute, sparsely hairy; receptacle almost smooth.
    Florets
    Ray florets yellow, the ray 5–8 mm long, sparsely glandular beneath; tube florets darker yellow, tube cylindric, 2.8–3.2 mm long, lobes 0.2–0.4 mm long, anthers 1.4–1.5 mm long, style 3–4 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes cylindric or ellipsoid, 0.9–1.5 mm long, sparsely pilose or glabrous, distally sparsely glandular; pappus with an inner series of white bristles 2.5–4 mm long, distally subplumose, and an outer series of short, to 0.3 mm long, scales or bristles.
    Figures
    Fig. 66 (page 337).
    Habitat
    On cliff ledges; ± 1640 m
    Distribution
    K1

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Djibouti, East Himalaya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, West Himalaya, Yemen

    Pulicaria petiolaris Jaub. & Spach appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1996 Ehrenberg, C.G. [s.n.], Ethiopia K000415378 isotype
    Jan 1, 1989 Ehrenberg, C.G. [s.n.], Ethiopia K000415348
    Schweinfurth, G. [1586] K000978591
    Schweinfurth, G. [1586] K000978592
    Schimper, W. [2301a.], Ethiopia K000415349
    Schimper, W. [2301], Ethiopia K000415350

    First published in Ill. Pl. Orient. 4(35): 69, t. 344 (1852)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • E. Gamal-Eldin, Revis. Pulicaria in Phanerog. Monographiae 14: 182 (1981).
    • F. W. Andr., The Flowering Plants of the Sudan 3: 45 (1956).
    • Jaub. & Spach, Ill. Pl. Or. 4: 69, t. 344 (1852).

    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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