1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Erlangea Sch.Bip.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Africa..

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
     Annual or perennial herbs
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, sessile; indument of simple multicellular hairs with an apical straight elongated cell
    Capitulum
    Capitula terminal, solitary or forming lax corymbiform cymes, homogamous, discoid; phyllaries 2-5-seriate, imbricate, subequal or the inner progressively longer, the outer sometimes foliaceous
    Florets
    Florets many, purplish, exserted, tube cylindric, distally infundibuliform, lobes 5, usually hirsute
    Fruits
    Achenes oblong-obovoid, prismatic and 3-6-angled or -ribbed, pitted and glandular between the ribs, pilose on the ribs; pappus of few caducous bristles, barbellate.
    [FZ]

    Compositae, G. V. Pope. Flora Zambesiaca 6:1. 1992

    Habit
    Annual or perennial herbs.
    Indumentum
    Vegetative indumentum of flagelliform hairs with an elongate terminal cell on a few to many-celled uniseriate stalk.
    Stem
    Stems erect, simple to much-branched, becoming stout and woody at the base, strongly striately ribbed, pilose.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, sessile, or sometimes petiolate, subentire to serrate or ± deeply serrate-lobed.
    Capitulum
    Capitula homogamous and discoid, laxly corymbiformly cymose, stalked.
    Involucre
    Involucres broadly campanulate-cyathiform; phyllaries diverging somewhat, increasing in size to the inside, membranous or scarious with a narrow subhyaline margin, obscurely 3-nerved.
    Corolla
    Corollas purple to dark-mauve, exserted, narrowly infundibuliform, regularly 5-lobed; lobe apices acicular-setose, limb and tube somewhat glandular otherwise glabrous.
    Anthers
    Anther apices appendiculate, bases subacute.
    Style
    Style branches subulate, hirsute.
    Fruits
    Achenes narrowly oblong-obovoid and c. 4-ribbed (prismatic and 3–6-angled), rounded at the apex, rugulose and with globose glandular trichomes sunk in pits between the ribs, short appressed setae often also present between and on the ribs, otherwise glabrous; pappus 1-seriate of caducous coarsely barbellate or subplumose setae.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Erlangea Sch.Bip. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Tanner, R.E.S. [499], Tanzania 16262.000

    First published in Flora 36: 34 (1853)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 3: 265, not of F.W.T.A., ed. 1, 2: 170.
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bull.43: 255 (1988).
    • Wild & G.V. Pope in Kirkia 10: 316, 362 (1977).
    • in Flora36: 34 (1853).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • K. Bremer, Asteraceae Clad. & Class.: 220 (1994)
    • C. Jeffrey in K.B. 43: 255 (1988)
    • in Flora 36: 34 (1853)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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/
    © 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 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Plants and People Africa
    Common Names from Plants and People Africa http://www.plantsandpeopleafrica.com/
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