1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Gutenbergia Sch.Bip.
      1. Gutenbergia babatiensis C.Jeffrey

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual herb 20-45 cm tall; stems finely ascending-hairy.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate or the proximal opposite, sessile, (narrowly) ovate, 1.7-7 cm long, 0.4-1.7 cm wide, base rounded to subcordate and somewhat amplexicaul, margins minutely serrulate or subentire, apex obtuse to subacute, apiculate, finely hairy above, white-tomentose beneath.
    Capitulum
    Capitula in terminal and upper axillary corymbiform cymes; involucre hemispherical, 3 mm in diameter at flowering time; phyllaries 3-seriate, dark green centrally below the apex, otherwise pallid, (narrowly) ovate, 3-6 mm long, pungent-cuspidate, rather conspicuously finely crispate-pubescent, margins hyaline, membranous, purplish-tinged, finely pectinate-fimbriate.
    Flowers
    Corolla deep mauve or blue, 5.5 mm long, lobes appressed-hairy, 2-2.6 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes obconic-cylindrical, 1-1.4 mm long, 10-ribbed with alternating more and less prominent ribs, shortly sparsely hairy between the ribs; pappus absent.
    Habitat
    Roadside in dry grassland, or weed in old cultivation; 900-1500 m
    Distribution
    T2 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Gutenbergia babatiensis C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Richards, M. [20424], Tanzania K000272759 holotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 43(2): 253 (1988)

    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: 253 (1988).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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/
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    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/
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