1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Gutenbergia Sch.Bip.
      1. Gutenbergia boranensis (S.Moore) M.G.Gilbert

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to Kenya.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual or short-lived perennial herb, sometimes weakly suffrutescent, 20-100 cm tall; stems appressed-pubescent, branches spreading.
    Leaves
    Leaves mostly alternate, obovate to elliptic, 1.5-9 cm long, 0.3-3.5 cm wide, base cuneate, the distal leaves more rounded and more or less subsessile, margins obscurely denticulate, apex obtuse to subacute, shortly apiculate, green and shortly pubescent above, greyish white tomentose beneath.
    Capitulum
    Capitula in lax divaricately branching terminal and upper axillary corymbiform cymes; involucre more or less hemispherical, (2.7-)4-7 mm in diameter at flowering time; phyllaries 3-4-seriate, broadly ovate or elliptic, weakly and shortly pungent-apiculate, (4.5-)6-10 mm long, pallid and glabrous in the lower part, darker green centrally and glabrous or sometimes shortly finely pubescent and often glandular in the upper part, often purplish in upper half towards the apex and at the margins, all with distinctly laciniate-pectinate pallid hyaline margins.
    Flowers
    Corolla deep purple, purplish blue or violet, less often pale lilac, (4-)5.2-10 mm long, lobes 2-4 mm long, shortly stiffly hairy at the apex.
    Fruits
    Achenes broadly ellipsoid, 1.3 mm long, 5-ribbed, more or less rugulose between the ribs, almost glabrous, glandular; pappus of few bristles 1.5-3 mm long.
    Habitat
    Deciduous bushland, montane scrub and grassland, often in disturbed or rocky places; 600-1700 m
    Distribution
    K1 K3 K4

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya

    Gutenbergia boranensis (S.Moore) M.G.Gilbert appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1997 Gillett, J.B. [13553], Kenya K000312159
    Jan 1, 1997 Gillett, J.B. [13031], Kenya K000312161
    Jan 1, 1997 Mathew, B. [6525], Kenya K000312162
    Jan 1, 1997 Brodgan, A. [AB2074], Kenya K000312166
    Gillett, J.B. [12856], Kenya K000312163
    Bally, P.R.O. [B9744], Kenya K000312168
    Gilbert, M.G. [5069], Kenya K000312165
    Gilbert, M.G. [5484], Kenya K000312157
    Gilbert, M.G. [5027], Kenya K000312160
    Mathew, B. [6525], Kenya K000312156
    Stannard, B. [1138], Kenya K000312167
    Newbould, J.B. [2933], Kenya K000312158
    Hughes, H.P. [375], Kenya K000312164

    First published in Kew Bull. 36(3): 594 (1981)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 198 (1994).
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 43: 253 (1988).
    • M.G. Gilbert in Kew Bulletin 36: 594 (1981).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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 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