1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Gutenbergia Sch.Bip.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Africa..

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
     Annual or perennial herbs, with an indument of short-stalked T-shaped hairs with long arms; leaves opposite or alternate
    Capitulum
    Capitula fairly small, homogamous and discoid in small clusters or in lax corymbiform cymes; involucre obconic to cyathiform; phyllaries ± spreading, the outermost smallest, the innermost largest, usually with hyaline margins; receptacle smooth or alveolate
    Florets
    Florets purple or mauve, narrowly infundibuliform with 5 lobes, usually puberulous, the lobes sometimes with bristles or T-hairs; anthers obtuse at base, with narrowly ovate appendages at the apex; style branches linear, hairy
    Fruits
    Achenes turbinate or oblong-obconic, rounded or truncate at the apex, without ribs or 4-10-ribbed; pappus absent or of a few caducous setae, rarely of persistent scales.
    [FZ]

    Compositae, G. V. Pope. Flora Zambesiaca 6:1. 1992

    Habit
    Annual or perennial herbs with simple to much-branched, erect or decumbent stems.
    Indumentum
    Vegetative indumentum of short-stalked, long-armed, symmetrical T-shaped hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, alternate, or in one species in whorls of 3, sessile or petiolate, lamina upper surface sparsely pilose to scabridulous, lower surface closely whitish-silvery araneose-felted.
    Capitulum
    Capitula usually small, few to numerous, laxly arranged in corymbiform cymes, or shortly-stalked in small clusters, homogamous and discoid.
    Involucre
    Involucres obconic to cyathiform; phyllaries ± diverging, increasing in size to the inside, membranous or scarious usually with subhyaline margins.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle plane or alveolate.
    Corolla
    Corollas purple or mauve, regular, narrowly infundibuliform, 5-lobed, usually puberulous, the lobes sometimes with acicular bristles and/or T-shaped to Y-shaped hairs.
    Anthers
    Anthers lanceolate-appendiculate at the apex, obtuse at the base.
    Style
    Style-arms linear, hairy.
    Fruits
    Achenes obovoid-oblong or turbinate, rounded or truncate at the apex, ecostate, or 4–6-ribbed, or 8–10-ribbed, polished and smooth or with hooked or ± straight simple or bifid trichomes and globose-glandular trichomes.
    Seeds
    Pappus 0, or of a few short very caducous barbellate setae, or of persistent overlapping scales.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Burundi, Cape Provinces, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Gutenbergia Sch.Bip. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in iv. Jubelf. Buchdr. (1840) 11

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 3: 263.
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bull.43: 249 (1988).
    • Wild & G.V. Pope in Kirkia 10: 311, 347 (1977).
    • in Walp., Repert. 2: 703 (1843).
    • in Gedenkb. IV Jubelf. Buchdr. Mainz: 119, t.4 (1840)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • K. Bremer, Asteraceae Clad. & Class.: 221 (1994)
    • G.V. Pope in F.Z. 6: 151 (1992)
    • Lisowski in Fragm. Flor. Geobot. 37: 294 (1992)
    • C. Jeffrey in K.B. 43: 249 (1988)
    • Wild & G.V. Pope in Kirkia 10: 339-384 (1977)
    • in Gedenkb. IV Jubelf. Buchdr. Mainz: 119, t. 4 (1840)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

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