1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Pseudognaphalium Kirp.
      1. Pseudognaphalium oligandrum (DC.) Hilliard & B.L.Burtt

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Eritrea to S. Africa, Madagascar.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual herb, stiffly erect, 0.4–1 m high, becoming slightly woody at base; stems simple or branching from base, white-woolly, glabrescent on older parts.
    Leaves
    Leaves discolorous, green above, grey or whitish beneath, oblong to lanceolate, 1–8 cm long, 0.3–0.8 cm wide, base broad and ± cordate-clasping, occasionally decurrent for up to 3 mm, margins entire and often slightly undulate, apex acute, sparsely pubescent and glandular above, white-felted beneath.
    Capitulum
    Capitula 3–5 mm long, whitish, sessile, several together in tight clusters, these in turn arranged in a large corymbose panicle 1.5–15 cm across; receptacle shortly honeycombed; phyllaries in ± 4 series, imbricate, proximally green, distally (lamina) white, oblong to lanceolate,3–4 mm long, acute or obtuse, stereome undivided, the outer 2 series lanate.
    Florets
    Outer florets yellow, > 100, tube filiform, 1.8–2.3 mm long, lobes < 0.1 mm long, style included or very briefly exserted, briefly divided; inner florets yellow, 10–30, tube cylindrical, 1.5–1.8 mm long, lobes 0.1–0.2 mm long and glabrous; anthers 0.8–0.9 mm long, briefly caudate, with a short triangular distal appendage, style 2 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes ellipsoid, 0.4–0.5 mm long, glabrous; pappus of many white bristles, 1.5–2.5 mm long, cohering at base by cilia.
    Habitat
    Montane grassland, ruderal sites, stream banks; 1050–2550 m
    Distribution
    K1 K3 K4 T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 T6 T7 U2 U3 U4

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Sudan, Swaziland, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Pseudognaphalium oligandrum (DC.) Hilliard & B.L.Burtt appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2004 Pollard, B.J. [943], Cameroon K000746096
    Jan 1, 1986 Bojer [s.n.], Madagascar K000274320

    First published in Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 82(3): 204 (1981): (1981)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Lisowski in Flore d'Afrique Centrale Compositae, Inuleae: 67 (1989).
    • Hilliard, Flora of Southern Africa 33, 7 (2): 54, fig. 10/1 (1983).
    • Hilliard & B.L. Burtt in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 82: 204 (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.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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