1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Tolpis Adans.
      1. Tolpis mbalensis G.V.Pope

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Zambia to N. Malawi.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    An erect perennial herb up to c. 100 cm. tall from a semi-woody taproot; root-crown lanate.
    Stem
    Stems annual, solitary, often flexuous, simple below and branching above, striate, ± densely pilose below and sparsely so or glabrescent above.
    Leaves
    Leaves cauline (4)7–15.5(19.5) x (0.5)1–3.5(5) cm., narrowly oblanceolate to narrowly obovate, upper leaves becoming linear, apices acute to ± attenuate, bases attenuate, margins remotely dentate to denticulate, both surfaces pilose to somewhat strigose and scabridulous, rarely glabrescent.
    Capitulum
    Capitula few to many, laxly corymbiform cymose or paniculate, capitula stalks up to c. 40 cm. long, ± Hexuous, with 2–23 subulate bracts.
    Involucre
    Involucres up to c. 14 x 10 mm., obconic; phyllaries 2-seriate subequal 8–10 mm. long, narrowly lanceolate, attenuate to the apex, araneose-lanate and papillose-glandular outside; outer phyllaries often with a thickened verruculose midrib, changing ± abruptly into the bracteoles.
    Florets
    Florets numerous; corolla tube 5–7 mm. long, cylindrical, crisped-pubescent on the outside; ligule 7–10 mm. long, erect, strap-shaped, strigose to pilose on the outside, drying greenish, apical lobes up to 2 mm. long papillose.
    Fruits
    Achenes 2–3.5 mm. long, obconic-turbinate, truncate above, 4–5-angled, finely 12–15-ribbed, scabridulous or glabrous; pappus of numerous persistent barbellate setae 5–7 mm. long, equalling or slightly exceeding the involucre in length, sometimes with an outer series of minute setae.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Zambia

    Tolpis mbalensis G.V.Pope appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 1, 1983 McCallum Webster, M. [626], Zambia K000285816
    Sep 1, 1983 Hutchinson, J. [3841], Zambia K000285820
    Sep 1, 1983 Richards, H.M. [10855], Zambia K000285815
    Sep 1, 1983 Richards, H.M. [1204], Zambia K000285817
    Sep 1, 1983 Richards, H.M. [1729], Zambia K000285818
    Sep 1, 1983 Richards, H.M. [1729], Zambia K000285819
    Sep 1, 1983 Richards, H.M. [24540], Zambia K000285822 holotype
    Sep 1, 1983 Mutimushi, J.M. [854], Zambia K000285821
    Sep 1, 1983 Sanane, M. [117], Zambia K000285813
    Sep 1, 1983 Sanane, M. [955], Zambia K000285814
    Richards [24540], Zambia K000252087 holotype
    Pope, G. [2311], Malawi K000285812

    First published in Kew Bull. 39(1): 167 (1984)

    Accepted by

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

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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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
    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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