1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Lettowia H.Rob. & Skvarla
      1. Lettowia nyassae (Oliv.) H.Rob.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Scapigerous perennial herb with woody rootstock; scapes 6–30 cm tall, distally slightly thickened, hairy with long simple hairs, densely so in upper part.
    Leaves
    Leaves rather numerous, basal, oblanceolate, 2–8 cm long, 0.4–1.6 cm wide, attenuate at base, entire or nearly so, obtuse to rounded, laxly ascending-pubescent with long simple hairs, somewhat glabrescent; leaves on scape 0–2, narrow, bract-like.
    Capitulum
    Capitula terminal, solitary or paired; involucre 12–20 mm long; phyllaries 2–3-seriate, subequal, lanceolate, 5–18 mm long, acuminate, thinly ascending-pubescent, the outer green, the inner purple on margins and at tips.
    Flowers
    Corolla violet, blue or purple, 11–17 mm long, lobes 3.5–5 mm long, glabrous or with a few stiff apical hairs.
    Fruits
    Achenes 5–7-ribbed, ascending-pubescent; outer pappus of narrow scales 1.2–1.8 mm long, inner pappus 8–10.5 mm long, stramineous.
    Habitat
    Burned grassland; 1850–2750 m
    Distribution
    T4 T7 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Lettowia nyassae (Oliv.) H.Rob. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 1, 1968 Thomson [s.n.], Tanzania Vernonia nyassae K000273025 holotype

    First published in PhytoKeys 25: 50 (2013)

    Accepted by

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

    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 2020. 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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