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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb with thick rootstock, subshrubby at base, shoots to 25 cm high; stems wingless, sparsely pilose, densely glandular with stalked glands.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves lanceolate, 1–5 cm long, 0.2–0.6 cm wide, base subauriculate, not decurrent, margins denticulate with callose teeth, apex acute and slightly callose, densely glandular with a mixture of sessile and stalked glands.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Glomerules reddish purple, subglobose to broadly ovoid, 6–7 mm long, 6–8 mm in diameter; peduncle 2–5 mm long, not winged; receptacle horizontal and flat in longitudinal section; glomerule bracts green (proximal) to mauve (distal), forming a cup around the lower half or two-thirds of the glomerule, ovate, 3.5–5 mm long, to 3 mm wide, acuminate with a spinulose apex, glandular, the inner bracts also puberulous; capitula sessile, each with 4 bracts, the laterals folded, oblong, 3.5–4 mm long, distally ciliate and slightly puberulous, obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets:outer florets (1–)6, tube filiform or nearly so with a slightly widened base becoming corky, tube 2.5–2.8 mm long, lobes 0.1–0.2 mm long, style 2.8–3 mm long; inner floret 1, tubular and becoming corky, sparsely glandular, tube 1.5–2.8 mm long, lobes 0.3–0.4 mm long, anthers 1.8–1.9 mm long, style 2.3–5 mm long, slightly bifid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes of outer florets 0.7–1 mm long, glandular; of inner florets 1.2–1.4 mm long, fertile, or stipe-like and ?sterile, glabrous.
Habitat
At waterholes or riverine in the Acacia-Commiphora zone; ± 1200 m
Distribution
not known elsewhere K1 K4

Native to:

Kenya

Sphaeranthus samburuensis Beentje appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1997 Barkham, J. [9], Kenya K000312266
Newbould, J.B. [2925], Kenya K000311763 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 54: 100 (1999)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Beentje in Kew Bulletin 54: 100 (1999).

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

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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