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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Central Tropical Africa to Tanzania.
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
Erect herb 50-60 cm tall; stems several, arising from woody rootstock, densely leafy almost from the base, thinly pubescent with simple hairs, glabrescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves rather crowded, sessile, lanceolate, 2-4.3 cm long, 0.3-1.8 cm wide, base attenuate, margins revolute, apex acute and apiculate, thinly sericeous when young, glabrescent, glandular with sunken glands beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula sessile in dense terminal glomerules surrounded by foliage leaves; involucre turbinate, 10-13 mm long; phyllaries 4-seriate, purplish at least in upper part, lanceolate, the inner slightly recurving, 3-10 mm long, acute, distally pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Corolla purplish red or lilac, 7.5-12 mm long, lobes 1.5 mm long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes obconical, ± 3 mm long, strongly ascending-sericeous; outer pappus of narrow scales, 3 mm long, inner pappus of plumose bristles, 6-7 mm long.
Habitat
Woodland; 1050–1550 m
Distribution
T1 T4

Native to:

Burundi, Tanzania, Zaïre

Oocephala agrianthoides (C.Jeffrey) H.Rob. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1999 Tanner, R. [5826], Tanzania Vernonia agrianthoides K000272991 holotype

First published in Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 112: 232 (1999)

Accepted by

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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