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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Old World.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herb 0.6–2.4 m tall, woody at base, several-stemmed, often much branched; stems with entire or toothed wings to 5(–15) mm wide, pubescent or puberulous, densely glandular; branches of inflorescence often without wings; whole plant slightly viscid and aromatic.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves often tinged purple or with purple veins, sessile, oblong to (narrowly) obovate, the ones near the base large but getting smaller distally, 3–27 cm long, 0.8–11 cm wide, base narrowing gradually and decurrent on to the stem, margins serrate or serrulate with callose-tipped teeth, apex acute or obtuse and apiculate, puberulous to scabridulous with short glandular hairs on both surfaces.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula 8–12 mm long, many in large terminal pyramidal panicles; stalks of individual capitula usually curved, 0.5–3 cm long, pubescent and glandular; phyllaries unequal, the outermost greenish with pink or purple margins and tips and often recurved, the inner pale green to white and papery, all phyllaries narrowly triangular or lanceolate, 2–12 mm long, the outer to 1 mm wide, the inner to 0.5 mm wide, acute to acuminate, puberulous and glandular, becoming less so on the innermost ones; receptacle flat, occasionally honeycombed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets pink, mauve or purple, the innermost more deeply so; outer florets very many, the tube filiform, 5–7 mm long, minutely toothed at the apex; style 5.5–8 mm long, with naked branches; inner florets 15–30, the tube 4.8–8 mm long, hardly widening, lobes 0.3–0.5 mm long, minutely hairy (not in our area?) or glabrous, sparsely glandular; anthers pink, 1.8–2 mm long, obtuse at the base, with 0.5 mm long apical appendages; style 6–9 mm long, pink with short (0.5 mm) hairy branches.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes cylindrical, 1–1.5 mm long, pubescent; pappus of many ?smooth white bristles 5.5–7.5 mm long.
Figures
Fig. 71 (page 354).
Habitat
Waste ground, roadsides, grassland near forest margins, secondary bushland, Brachystegia woodland, wooded grassland, streamsides; 350–2550 m
Distribution
K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 T2 T3 T4 T5 T6 T7 T8 throughout tropical Africa and tropical Asia

[FWTA]

Compositae, C. D. Adams. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

Morphology General Habit
A strongly aromatic glandular weedy herb up to 5 ft. high
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Purple or greenish florets in numerous flower-heads about 1/2 in. long.

Native to:

Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., India, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Laos, Liberia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Laggera crispata (Vahl) Hepper & J.R.I.Wood appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2009 Festo, L. [1429], Tanzania K000614997
Jan 1, 2009 Abeid, Y.S. [2111], Tanzania K000613082
Sep 1, 2008 Tchiengue, B. [2642], Cameroon K000518602
Jan 1, 2004 Tadjouteu, F. [428], Cameroon K000746092
Jul 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [7342], Cameroon K000108661
Jul 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [7243], Cameroon K000108658
Jul 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [1754], Cameroon K000108660
Jul 1, 2001 Ghogue, J.-P. [62], Cameroon K000108662
Jul 1, 2001 Biye, E. [30], Cameroon K000108659
Jan 1, 1997 Chevalier, A. [6474], Chad K000274073 isotype
Jan 1, 1992 Schimper [153], Ethiopia K000274087
Jan 1, 1987 Thomas, D.W. [2961], Cameroon K000052029
Dec 1, 1974 Letouzey, R. [13398], Cameroon K000052028
Morton, J.K. [660], Cameroon K000052052
Maitland, T.D. [0s.n.46], Cameroon K000052055
Maitland, T.D. [304a], Cameroon K000052056
Maitland, T.D. [304a], Cameroon K000052057
Maitland, T.D. [230], Cameroon K000052058
Maitland, T.D. [204], Cameroon K000052059
Maitland, T.D. [126], Cameroon K000052060
Bauer, P.J. [54], Cameroon K000052030
Schimper [153], Ethiopia K000274086
Drege [s.n.] K000274093
Hepper, F.N. [2185], Cameroon Blumea crispata var. montana K000052045
Brunt, M.A. [179], Cameroon Blumea crispata var. montana K000052031
Brunt, M.A. [910], Cameroon Blumea crispata var. montana K000052050
Jan 1, 1952 Morton, J.K. [6787], Cameroon Blumea crispata K000052054
Keay, R.W.J. [28642], Cameroon Blumea crispata K000052044
Gregory, H. [231], Cameroon Blumea crispata K000052053
Morton, J.K. [475], Cameroon Blumea crispata K000052051
Hutchinson, J. [26], Cameroon Blumea crispata K000052034
Mann, G. [1914], Cameroon Blumea crispata K000052032
Mann, G. [1914], Cameroon Blumea crispata K000052033
Mann, G. [1269], Cameroon Blumea crispata K000052049
Brenan, J.P.M. [9382], Cameroon Blumea crispata K000052042
Brenan, J.P.M. [9382], Cameroon Blumea crispata K000052043
Breteler, F.J. [152], Cameroon Blumea crispata K000052039
Breteler, F.J. [152], Cameroon Blumea crispata K000052040
Dunlap [196], Cameroon Blumea crispata K000052047
Dunlap [160], Cameroon Blumea crispata K000052048
Jan 1, 1920 Wight, R. [1437], India Laggera pterodonta K000974743
Jan 1, 1920 Wight, R. [1437], India Laggera pterodonta K000974744 Unknown type material

First published in Kew Bull. 38: 83 (1983)

Accepted by

  • Koyama, H., Bunwong, S., Pornpongrungrueng, P. & Hind, D.J.N. (2016). Flora of Thailand 13(2): 143-428. The Forest Herbarium, Royal Forest Department.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2011). Asteraceae Flora of China 20-21: 1-992. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Sarder, N.U. & Hassan, M.A. (eds.) (2018). Vascular flora of Chittagong and the Chittagong Hill Tracts 3: 1-978. Bangladesh National Herbarium, Dhaka.
  • Barooah, C. & Ahmed, I. (2014). Plant diversity of Assam. A checklist of Angiosperms and Gymnosperms: 1-599. Assam science technology and environment council, India.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2011). Asteraceae Flora of China 20-21: 1-992. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • A.J. Scott in Fl. Mascar. 109: 60, t. 20 (1993).
  • Hepper & J.R.I. Wood in Kew Bulletin 38: 83 (1983).

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