1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Jeffreycia H.Rob., S.C.Keeley & Skvarla
      1. Jeffreycia zanzibarensis (Less.) H.Rob., S.C.Keeley & Skvarla

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to Tanzania, Zanzibar, Pemba Islands.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Woody herb or shrub, sometimes scandent, 1-4 m tall; young stems green with rusty tomentum of simple hairs, older stems with brown bark.
    Leaves
    Leaves petiolate, (broadly) ovate to obovate, 3-12.5 cm long, 0.5-6.5 cm wide, base cuneate to rounded or subtruncate, margins obscurely to coarsely sinuate-serrate, apex acuminate, apiculate, rugose and thinly pubescent or hispid above, pale tomentose beneath; petiole 0.5-2.5 cm long.
    Capitulum
    Capitula usually numerous in copious terminal corymbiform or paniculoid cymes; stalks of individual capitula densely spreading-pubescent; involucre obconical, 5-9 mm long; phyllaries in several series, slightly spreading, pale green, lanceolate, acute to acuminate, the outer shortly pubescent with spreading or ascending hairs, inner glabrous except sometimes at the apex, 4.2-7.5 mm long.
    Flowers
    Corolla white, rarely tinged mauve or purple, 5-7 mm long, lobes 1.5-2 mm long, with a subapical cluster of long ascending hairs.
    Fruits
    Achenes 2.3-3.7 mm long, 4-8-ribbed, shortly sparsely ascending-pubescent to glabrous; outer pappus unequal, of narrow laciniate scales 0.3-1.2 mm long, inner pappus white, 5-6 mm long.
    Habitat
    Thickets, moist and dry forest margins, coastal bushland, roadsides; 1-1050 m
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere K7 P T3 T6 T8 Z

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Tanzania

    Jeffreycia zanzibarensis (Less.) H.Rob., S.C.Keeley & Skvarla appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2009 Kindeketa, W.J. [2616], Tanzania Vernonia zanzibarensis K000614951
    Jan 1, 2007 Festo, L. [2720], Kenya Vernonia zanzibarensis K000197184
    Kirk [60], Tanzania Vernonia zanzibarensis K000272972
    Kayombo, C.J. [4622], Tanzania Vernonia zanzibarensis K000612952

    First published in PhytoKeys 39: 62 (2014)

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0