1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Launaea Cass.
      1. Launaea pseudoabyssinica (Chiov.) N.Kilian

        This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tropical Africa to N. Kenya.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb 15–50 cm high, with 1–few leaf rosettes, each with 1–few erect leafy or leafless flowering stems.
    Leaves
    Rosette leaves lanceolate to spatulate, 3–9 cm long, (0.5–)1–3 cm wide, base semi-amplexicaul, margins sinuate-dentate to pinnatifid; cauline leaves similar, reduced towards inflorescence.
    Capitulum
    Capitula several in monopodial cymes; involucre 7–11 mm long; phyllaries lanceolate, 1–11 mm long.
    Florets
    Florets 7–12 per capitulum; corolla yellow, tube 3.6–4.8 mm long, ligule 6.5–9 mm long, 1.5–1.9 mm wide.
    Fruits
    Achenes 2–3.6 mm long, ribbed; pappus 4–6 mm long, of downy hairs and setae.
    Habitat
    Dry scrub with Tarchonanthus on rocky slopes, or dry ( Juniperus ) forest; 900–1950 m
    Distribution
    K1

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia

    Launaea pseudoabyssinica (Chiov.) N.Kilian appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Englera 17: 259 (1997)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • N. Kilian in Englera 17: 259 (1997).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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/
    © 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 2020. 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