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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mozambique to S. Africa.

[FZ]

Compositae, G. V. Pope. Flora Zambesiaca 6:1. 1992

Morphology General Habit
An erect subshrub to c. 1.8 m. tall, from a ?woody rootstock; indumentum silvery-grey sericeous, hairs appressed T-shaped.
Morphology Stem
Stems several, simple or sparingly branched above, strict, leafy, striate, tomentose.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves discolorous, numerous, ± appressed-ascending; petiole to c. 5 mm. long, narrowly winged; lamina variable, up to 6 x 4 cm., obovate to cuneate-oblong or deltoid, coarsely toothed about the apex, narrowly cuneate to the base, upper surface green drying olive-green, glabrescent, lower surface densely silvery-grey sericeous with a prominent venation.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula numerous in moderately dense paniculate clusters; clusters 2–4 cm. across, terminal on branches; capitula stalks mostly 1–3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Involucres 4–6 x 3–4.5 mm., oblong-cylindric.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Phyllaries
Phyllaries 4–5-seriate, appressed imbricate, silky-silvery pubescent or glabrescent; the outer phyllaries c. 1 mm. long, triangular-ovate; the inner to c. 5.5 mm. long, narrowly oblong-oblanceolate, rounded mucronulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets 4–6 per capitulum.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla mauve, fading to whitish, 6–7 mm. long, tubular below with a campanutate limb.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 2.5–3 mm. long, narrowly turbinate-cylindric, somewhat 3–4 angular, c. 10-ribbed, hispid on ribs, glandular between; outer pappus of copious readily caducous setae, 1–2 mm. long; inner of copious sordid more persistent barbellate setae, to c. 6 mm. long.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

Gymnanthemum corymbosum (Thunb.) H.Rob. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 112: 241 (1999)

Accepted by

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

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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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