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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia, Kenya, DR Congo.
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
Scandent shrub 2-8 m tall; branches arching, becoming pendulous; stems when young crispate-pubescent with simple or asymmetrically T-shaped hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, elliptic to lanceolate, 5-12 cm long, 1.5-3.2 cm wide, base cuneate or attenuate and petioloid, margins entire or slightly dentate, apex acuminate or acuminate-attenuate, apiculate, scabrid and ± glabrescent above, thinly crispate-pubescent on veins and glandular beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula numerous in large rounded terminal corymbiform paniculoid compound cymes; stalks of individual capitula 2-10 mm long, pubescent; involucre ovoid, green, 6-9 mm long; phyllaries 4-seriate, thinly brownish-arachnoid and glandular at least when young, median and inner sometimes purple-tinged towards the apex, ovate, obtuse to rounded, apiculate, the inner 6.2-7.6 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Corolla white or creamy, sometimes tinged pale mauve, 6.2-9 mm long, lobes 2-3.2 mm long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 3.3-3.5 mm long, strongly 10-ribbed, glabrous; outer pappus setose, inner pappus whitish or pale stramineous, 7.3-8 mm long.
Habitat
Forest margins, secondary forest; 2100-2450 m
Distribution
K3 K4 K5

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Zaïre

Gymnanthemum urticifolium (A.Rich.) H.Rob. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1991 Schimper [1501], Ethiopia Vernonia urticifolia K000272907
Schimper [1499], Ethiopia Vernonia urticifolia K000272908
Roth [319], Ethiopia Vernonia urticifolia K000272909

First published in Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 112: 243 (1999)

Accepted by

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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/
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