1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Gutenbergia Sch.Bip.
      1. Gutenbergia somalensis (O.Hoffm.) M.G.Gilbert

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub 20-45 cm tall; stems densely branched with spreading branches, rather densely leafy, densely appressed-hairy.
    Leaves
    Leaves narrowly elliptic, 1.5-4 cm long, 0.2-1 cm wide, base attenuate, margins revolute, apex subacute to obtuse, apiculate, silvery appressed-pubescent above, densely white-tomentose and glandular beneath.
    Capitulum
    Capitula in lax rather few-headed terminal corymbiform cymes; involucre shortly campanulate, 4 mm in diameter at flowering time; phyllaries 3-4-seriate, (narrowly) ovate, 3-9 mm long, obtuse to acute, shortly pungent, darker green in centre in upper part, paler and sometimes purplish-tinged on the hyaline margins, pubescent distally.
    Flowers
    Corolla deep violet or purple, 4.5-5.7 mm long, shortly hairy and glandular, lobes 2-3 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes shortly prismatic, 1.5-2 mm long, truncate, obtusely 4-5-angled, sometimes glandular, ascending-pubescent especially on the angles and below the apex, crowned with a rim of short spreading cilia; pappus absent.
    Habitat
    Acacia-Commiphora bushland and subdesert vegetation on rock or sand; may be locally common on poor soils; 450-1400 m
    Distribution
    K1

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia

    Gutenbergia somalensis (O.Hoffm.) M.G.Gilbert appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Kew Bull. 36(3): 595 (1981)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 43: 251 (1988).
    • M.G. Gilbert in Kew Bulletin 36: 595 (1981).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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