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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to Kenya.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Succulent perennial herb, tuberous-rooted; stems succulent, erect or procumbent, 11–30 cm long, 10–15 mm in diameter, tuberculate, deep green with 3 darker lines beneath each leaf-base and small paler dots between the lines.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves subulate, 2.5–6 cm long, 2–3(–6) mm wide and thick, clear green, not glaucous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula discoid, solitary, terminal on 10–27 cm long bracteate scapes glaucous in upper half; involucre 14–20 mm long, 10–15 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus obscure or absent; phyllaries 8–15, 14 mm long, glaucous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets absent; disc florets reddish-orange or magenta, corolla 14.7 mm long, glabrous, tube expanded above the middle, lobes 3 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes unknown, ovary 4 mm long, sparsely shortly hairy; pappus 9–10 mm long.
Habitat
Grassland; ± 1350 m
Distribution
K1

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya

Kleinia leptophylla C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2002 Bally [B12546], Kenya K000311827
Innes, C. [P.H.36] 53594.000
Innes, C. [P.H.36] 53601.000
Bally [12546], Kenya 54490.000 Unknown type material
Bally, P.R.O. [12546], Kenya K000311756 holotype
Newton, L.E. [3226], Kenya K000311828

First published in Kew Bull. 41: 927 (1986)

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 41: 927 (1986).
  • P. Halliday, Noteworthy sp. Kleinia, in Hookers Ic. Pl. 29 (4): 27, t. 3879 (1988).

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