1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Laggera Sch.Bip. ex Benth.
      1. Laggera crispata (Vahl) Hepper & J.R.I.Wood

        This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. India to S. China and Indo-China.

    [FTEA]

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

    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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

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

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, India, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam

    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
    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(1): 83 (1983)

    Accepted by

    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) in Flora of China Editorial Committee (2011). Asteraceae Flora of China 20-21: 1-992. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) in Flora of China Editorial Committee (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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